Botanical Gardens Pathways Project


Rockhampton Regional Council is upgrading the existing clay paver paths with a permeable long lasting pavement. 

Design scope

  • Replace existing clay paver paths with concrete pathways and permeable paving.
  • Widened path for all-abilities access

Short-term impacts during works

Minor closures of pathways while works completed


  • Permeable paving encourages water to infiltrate through the pavement surface and substructure to the ground below, easing the pressure on these already overburdened systems.
  • Allows water and air to access to roots of vegetation
  • Water and air circulation can assist in reducing heat island effects
  • A wider pathway to accommodate people using prams, mobility scooters and wheelchairs
  • A wider pathway to allow for turning and passing
  • Renewed pathways will improve general accessibility to the public


  • To be commenced by: 17 August 2020
  • Awarded contractor: GT Jeffrey's
  • To be completed by: June 2021
  • Budget: $450,000
  • Funding: Works for Queensland (Round 3)

*Schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen weather, site and contractor conditions.

Thank you to all residents for your cooperation and patience during these works.