New attraction to add to stadium precinct’s glow
Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced $6.5 million in state funding for the beautification project, with Townsville City Council contributing $1.5 million.
The project is expected to take nine months to complete, with construction kicking off in July.
“The solar trees installation is set to stand as another unique tourism attraction for the city and region, and will create around 120 direct and indirect jobs during construction,” Mr Dick said.
“The project will see two solar trees ranging from eight-to-12 metres tall installed along Ross Creek between North Queensland Stadium and Townsville city centre, including a ‘rain tree’ that will provide an interactive water experience.
“The new stadium is a game-changer and a job-creator for north Queensland, and this project will help maximise it even further.
“We want to attract more world-class sporting events and performances to the region, and to encourage more visitors to this beautiful part of our state.”