Upper Mary Street Revitalisation

Project summary/objectives

Nelson Reserve is set to become a key destination with the addition of the regional level Gympie Youth Precinct Recreation Hub at the old Gympie Memorial Pool site. This exciting project responds to the growing needs of the Gympie community and its youth by supporting positive community, health and youth engagement opportunities within the region.

The Gympie Youth Precinct Recreation Hub will be built at the old Gympie Memorial Pool site, within Nelson’s Reserve (Gympie Town Centre

Scope of works

The project will include:

  • Renewed street furniture
  • Renewed pedestrian crossing points
  • Significant tree planting and landscaping
  • Streetscape lighting, art, and widened pedestrian pavement areas

Budget and funding

The Upper Mary Street Precinct Revitalisation project will be co-funded under the Federal Building Better Regions Fund ($1.5m) and Gympie Regional Council ($1.5m).

Project timeframes

Gympie Regional Council is currently in the process of commencing the detailed design phase. Once this has been completed, this work will be taken back to local businesses in the area for further consultation.  This process will take place in the first half of 2018.

Once the consultation has been completed, further design refinements will be undertaken to address any issues raised. However, as the project is only early in the design stage, no date for the commencement of construction has been allocated. 

Project impact 

This project is a component of the Mary Street Revitalisation Plan.

Further information

The Mary Street Revitalisation was endorsed by Council on 13 May 2015, as part of a comprehensive Gympie Town Centre Urban Design Projects Package. The concept incorporates major streetscape improvements in Mary Street (between Monkland and Channon Street), including extending the green leafy character of the one-way section of the street into this section.

The concept design will introduce new street furniture, pedestrian crossing points, significant street tree planting and landscaping, streetscape lighting, public art, and widened pedestrian pavement areas to encourage alfresco dining at key locations.