Stage One of the Banyan Park Beautification Project and Butler St Safety Upgrade

Cassowary Coast Council has awarded JMAC as the lead contractor for Stage One of the Banyan Park Beautification Project and Butler St Safety Upgrade, set to commence construction in early May 2024. This initiative is a significant milestone in transforming the gateway to Tully's CBD.

Butler Street serves not only as a primary street for vehicles and pedestrians but also as a communal hub where locals and visitors gather to dine, unwind, and engage. This upgrade will entail the redesign of all garden beds to ground level, enhancing the streetscape while ensuring a safe pedestrian flow along Butler Street. The rejuvenated gardens will boast a diverse array of drought-tolerant foliage.

Stage One of the Banyan Park Beautification Project will introduce a new gumboot plaza designed for accessibility, featuring a blend of soft and hard landscaping, lush trees, interpretive signage, and pedestrian enhancements, facilitating safe passage between the Banyan Park and Butler Street.

In light of the Tully 100 celebrations scheduled for early June 2024, Council has scheduled the works to minimise disruptions to the town centre and to enhance the CBD area ahead of the event. As part of this approach, a section of garden beds along Butler Street, including those at the lower end, will be reconstructed prior to the celebrations, with work resuming post the Tully 100 weekend.

To ensure residents and visitors can celebrate Tully's charm and the iconic Golden Gumboot during the centenary weekend, Stage One works at Banyan Park will commence after the celebrations, mitigating community inconvenience.

Subsequent to the Tully 100 event, the Golden Gumboot will undergo temporary closure to facilitate necessary work in this area.

Construction activities will primarily take place on weekdays between 7 am and 5 pm, with temporary disruptions expected on Butler and Hort Streets, as well as at Banyan Park, including machinery noise and reduced parking availability in designated work zones.

Adjustments to scheduled works may arise due to project needs and weather conditions, with updates regularly communicated to affected stakeholders and the community via the Council's Facebook Page and Your Say Site.

Stage One of the Banyan and Butler Street Beautification Project has been proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Concept One Design

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has endorsed the design concept for the Beautification of Banyan and Lions Park during the September 2023 Local Government Meeting

Based on the outcomes of the community consultation, Council endorsed the staged delivery of Option One Concept Design, which will create a welcoming space for families and visitors.

Option One delivers a revitalised approach by making the main space an area for families and visitors to relax and enjoy the surroundings and town entrance. It will still encompass an undercover bus terminal with a modern and safe toilet block

The community voted on their preferred design option and Option One to relocate the transit centre which received - 289 votes.