Memorial Park Bandstand (Rotunda) Project

Memorial Park is one of the region’s most significant landmarks and has a wealth of history since opening in 1921. It is a place the community gathers to celebrate important milestones such as weddings, high school formal photos and remembrance days and more.

In February and May 2022 the Bandstand (Rotunda) was devastated by flooding which caused significant damage. As a heritage-listed site, specialist care is needed to repair and restore the structure and this will take some time. 

Memorial Park Story

An important part of our recovery as a community from the events of last year is to share just how special this place has been and will continue to be for many years to come.

In late January 2023, large corflute signs following the story of the Gympie Regional Libraries’ ‘Memorial Park’ book. Capturing the history of the Bandstand and surrounding park the story follows the rich history of the park dating back to 1919.

Visit the park to explore the story or read it online by visiting the Libraries’ past in print webpage.


The heritage-listed status of the Bandstand required a delicate balance of specialised care and state approvals, which has contributed to the timeline for initiating the repair process. As of December 2023, council is proud to announce that a construction contract has been awarded for the repair of the Bandstand. Construction is due to commence in January 2024 with the expected completion scheduled for May 2024, weather permitting.

As part of the repair work, the bandstand will be repainted using a heritage palette reflecting the original colour scheme.

The Bandstand project is being funded with the support of Environmental Recovery Program, which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, in association with Gympie Regional Council.





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