'IT'S HAPPENING': Two major facilities planned for Cherbourg
HOT summer days may soon be upon us, but some exciting projects being planned could soon mean the high temperatures are a lot easier to deal with for Cherbourg residents.
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Arnold Murray said the council was already looking to next year's budget, and staff had two key priorities - securing a water park and a supermarket for the community.
"It would be just so good for the children," Cr Murray said
"Our children have to go into Murgon.
"It is a service we want to add into the community."
The council's corporate services manager Chatur Zala said the two new facilities were "in the pipeline".
"We are still in the discussions phase at the moment," Mr Zala said.
He said while they would love to have established the water park and supermarket already, council had to take small steps and move toward its goals year by year.
"We have to look at what is critical to the community," Mr Zala said.
"We would love to have it but one by one, we will keep adding."
Mr Zala said Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council had a solid record when it came to delivering council budgets.
"We delivered on our budget. What we did last year, it was almost 98 per cent accurate," he said.
"We do deliver on those things."
The corporate services manager was "very confident" Cherbourg residents would soon be enjoying a water park and supermarket in the town.
"We haven't got a final confirmation yet, but it is coming," Mr Zala said.
"Sometimes it just takes time with the government funding but it will happen.
An area near Cherbourg State School has been earmarked for the proposed water park.