New Queens Garden Bird Aviary project off to a flying start

Townsville City Council has opened tenders to build a bird aviary at Queens Gardens.

The tender will include decommissioning the old aviary, relocating the existing rose garden and building a new facility – which will be home to a variety of native birds.

Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said Queens Gardens is an iconic Townsville location and a new aviary is a perfect addition.

“Queens Gardens is a beautiful spot in the middle of our city and residents have been very enthusiastic about having a new bird aviary there,” Cr Greaney said.

“Council has been consulting with members of the public on the aviary, including the location and design and I’m looking forward to the project getting off the ground.”

Tenders opened over the weekend and the contract is expected to be awarded early next year.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the bird aviary is part of Council’s huge infrastructure spend this financial year.

“The aviary is a project that we have committed to delivering as part of our almost $400 million infrastructure spend in 2018-2019,” Cr Molachino said.

“Council will be looking for award the tender early in the year to get this moving and we will continue to engage with residents throughout the project.”

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