The Yeppoon heritage railway precinct has been identified as a priority site to be revitalised under the state government's Advancing our cities and regions strategy.
Advancing our cities and regions will see surplus and underutilised state property renewed and repurposed—breathing new life into communities across the state.
The Yeppoon railway line was officially closed in 2004 due to disuse. The 2.4 hectares Yeppoon heritage railway precinct is located in Yeppoon's central business district, approximately one kilometre from the beach, and features the heritage listed Yeppoon railway station building.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) began engaging with the community in late 2016 to gain an understanding of what the community would like to see developed on the Yeppoon heritage railway site. More than 60 people attended a community information session on Monday 24 October 2016 and provided Economic Development Queensland with a large variety of suggestions and ideas about what the railway site could be used for.
An online community survey, which was open from 10 October 2016 to 1 November 2016, received 146 responses from the community.
Based on the community’s feedback from this engagement, indicative concept designs for the future use of the heritage railway site have been developed.
The indicative concept designs were presented at two community information sessions held on 17 and 18 February 2017 at the Yeppoon Town Hall.
Outcomes from these sessions will be integrated into a concept master plan for the heritage railway precinct.
Download the information session concept designs ( 2.1 MB).
Download Lat27 background report( 9.6 MB).