GREEN THUMBS: Mayor Paul McVeigh and Councillor Carolyn Tillman on the land marked for Chinchilla’s Botanical Gardens.
GREEN THUMBS: Mayor Paul McVeigh and Councillor Carolyn Tillman on the land marked for Chinchilla’s Botanical Gardens. Contributed

$300k for Chinchilla Botanical Gardens

COUNCIL has allocated $300,000 to develop a botanical gardens for Chinchilla, delivering on a community vision that has origins as far back as the 1970s. The money will be invested into the planning and detailed design of a botanical gardens master plan in consultation with the community. It is hoped the development of a botanical gardens will create increased opportunities for event and tourism development both locally and regionally, as well as driving economic benefits for Chinchilla businesses and attractions like the Historical Museum.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries councillor Carolyn Tillman said the botanical gardens project has the potential to be a real drawcard for tourists and locals alike.

“Council is committed to driving key development projects that will value-add and enhance the liveability of our region by making our communities great places to live and visit,” she said.

“The first priority is to develop a master plan of the project to ensure we deliver what our community wants.

“A botanical garden for Chinchilla has been supported throughout the community for over 40 years, and Council is committed to working with the community to ensure we get the plans right.

“The purchase of the railway land behind the Chinchilla Historical Museum for the botanical gardens is an ideal location for visitors and families with the Chinchilla Town Centre, Museum and Visitor Information Centre within short walking distance.


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