Springers Lagoon has a spring in its step

Published on 28 April 2021

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Gracemere residents and visitors to the stunning natural waterhole at Springers Lagoon can enjoy the parklands more than ever, thanks to the ongoing effort from Rockhampton Regional Council and their community partners, in making the area as beautiful and inviting as it can be.

Parks Sport and Public Spaces Councillor Cherie Rutherford says most recently, the re-paint of the picnic tables and seating was carried out to make it a more attractive spot to stop and refresh, but this is just a small addition to the impressive works carried out over the past few years.

“We are really proud of the improvements made to Springers Lagoon and it has been the result of a collaborative effort between Council, the state government and our community partners,” Cr Rutherford said.

“In addition to the fishing and viewing platform which features interpretive signage, some of the past work included; stabilising and revegetating the creek bank, upgrading the carpark, renewing the footpaths and creating a waterway access point for small non-motorised water craft.”

Water and Environmental Sustainability Councillor Donna Kirkland said the bush regeneration and riparian restoration at Springers Lagoon is a wonderful example of the role our community groups play in the delivery of Council’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program.

“Multicultural Australia were our key delivery partners for this project and they have been integral to improving the condition of some of our key natural assets,” Cr Kirkland said.

Divisional Councillor Ellen Smith said Springers Lagoon is well-loved by the local community.

“It is wonderful to see people really making the most of the beautiful surrounds and taking such pride in the area,” Cr Smith said.

“The re-painted picnic tables and seating look great and while we have previously made big improvements, sometimes it is the little finishing touches, like a fresh coat of paint, that our community also like to see.”

Springers Lagoon is located on Sullivan Road Gracemere.