Council gets federal funds to revamp Barney Point Park

BARNEY Point Park will be redeveloped after Gladstone Regional Council received $500,000 in round five of the Federal Government's Regional Development Australia funding program.

"These amounts are hard to budget for, but welcome nonetheless," council chief executive officer Stuart Randle said in a general council meeting on Tuesday.

The council did public consultation in December and January which showed support for new shelters, barbecues, walking paths, revised car park layouts and upgraded public amenities.

"I think it is the best project for what we can successfully achieve with that amount of money," councillor Maxine Brushe said.

The council had been hoping to be allocated $9 million from the fund to begin the much-needed Philip St Community Precinct.

In early planning, the Barney Point proposal included a water play area, but because of the heritage listing of the area, it was not possible to build one.