Treasurer Cameron Dick said the additional $8 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government is taking the project from being a dream to a reality.
“When I was up in Bowen earlier this year, Mayor Andrew Willcox impressed on me just how much more important the Proserpine Entertainment Centre would now be as the region recovers from COVID-19,” the Treasurer said.
“Together with projects like the Shute Harbour restoration and Airlie Beach foreshore revitalisation, the new entertainment centre will play a vital role in the region’s economic recovery as tourists return.”
The state representatives also officially reopened the Proserpine Administration Centre, after the announcement.
$5 million has been provided towards the reconstruction of the Proserpine Administration Building, now up and running, the Administration Building will house approximately 120 staff and will be home to the regional Disaster Coordination Centre and a Climate Change Innovation Hub.