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Half A Million Bucks Will Be Spent To Upgrade Castle Hill

The works will finish by July

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Townsville's most iconic landmark is getting some TLC. 

Castle Hill will looking a little fresher in the coming weeks with upgrades starting soon. 

A total of $540,450 will be spent to upgrade the lookout area and walking tracks.

Townsville City Council last week approved the upgrades, with the work expected to be complete by the end of June.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the aim of the project is to improve access to the lookout and summit tracks and cater to the increasing amounts of visitors to Castle Hill.

“The works include upgrades to the handrails and barriers along the walking tracks, new seating and updated signage to improve the experience for anyone using the Hill,” Cr Molachino said.

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“The work is quite specialised, upgrading the barriers and rails means drilling into the rock face.”

 The $540,450 tender has been awarded to Naturform to carry out works.

The project will cost $540,450 and Council has received a $175,000 grant from the Department of Main Roads and Transport.

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