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    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    16,000 plants help Hercules Street Park flex its muscle

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    16,000 plants help Hercules Street Park flex its muscle

    More than 16,000 new plants will soon be planted throughout Hercules Street Park as part of $10 million in upgrades set to transform Brisbane’s Northshore.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said significant planning went into the design of the park, which also includes an innovative irrigation system to keep the new plants thriving.

    “The 16,000 plants will give life to the park’s many facilities such as the barbecue and picnic areas, children’s playground, dog off-leash area and walking paths – which will be fully lit at night,” Mr Dick said.  

    “The design of the park also includes a system where the water used as part of the children’s playground water play facility will be captured and held in a holding tank, then used for irrigation purposes.

    “The water play facility will be a hugely popular feature of this park, especially during a hot Queensland summer.

    “This is a smart and responsible use of our resources, reusing water to keep the plants and grass healthy, and the park will be greener and greater because of this.”

    JMac Constructions was appointed by Economic Development Queensland in December 2018 to carry out the park upgrades, with construction commencing in January.

    JMac Constructions General Manager Jason Lindsay said it was exciting to be involved in the park upgrade, especially given the innovative sustainable water practices being implemented.

    “The mass planting is going to add so much greenery to this area and change the face of the entry roads to Northshore,” Mr Lindsay said.

    “The park is bordered by Kingsford Smith Drive, Remora Road and Northshore Way, so locals and visitors will all be able to see the transformation take place.

    “In addition to the planting, the park will feature a village green, which will act as a community space with some seating around the edge.

    “Weather permitting, we should complete the upgrade works prior to Christmas 2019.”

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