The redevelopment of The Strand was a joint project funded by
the Townsville City Council, and both the State and Federal Government.
The redevelopment used 250,000 tonnes of armour rock, 400,000
tonnes of sand, 390,000 tonnes of fill, 70,000 square metres of
turf and almost 40,000 plants. The Strand has been wondrously
improved, looks fabulous and attracts over 1,600,000 people per
year for recreation and leisure activities.
The Strand is a not-for-profit attraction, with recurrent funds
being paid by the Townsville City Council to employ management
and maintenance staff including, gardeners, cleaners, electricians
Beautiful views of Magnetic Island from one of the function
areas along The Strand.
Maintenance and upkeep of The Strand costs the Townsville City
Council $1,145,276 per year. On top of that amount, The Strand
Management Office budget is $550,550. The overall annual budget
per year for the Strand is $3 million a year.
The Strand is a not-for-profit attraction, with recurrent
funds being paid by the Townsville City Council.
The Townsville City Council is committed to the ongoing funding
and maintenance of The Strand and it is a permanent item in the
Some fee-for-service events, such as markets, private functions,
sporting events and concerts add revenue, and this money is returned
to The Strand management and maintenance budget.