Energy Breakthrough Enhancement project
- Project typeEnhancement to racing conditions and visitor experience
- Project value$1.5 million from State Government
- Project schedule30 November, 2022
- Completion Date30 November 2022
The $1.5 million Maryborough Energy Breakthrough Project will encompass a range of enhancements to the festival site, racing conditions and the visitor experience including:
- Expanded scope and technology focus through improvements to the scale and quality of expo site and judging facilities
- Enhanced spectator experience through creating improved pedestrian access, vantage points and displays across the entirety of the track
- Improved camping facilities through increased coverage and capacity of electricity and running water across the camping grounds
- Increased interactivity through the provision of better connectivity and communications systems across the site
- Improved safety across the site including track improvements, increased lighting, more access points for emergency vehicles and comprehensive post-COVID-19 health and safety adjustments
- Phase 2 of the work will broaden the reach of the festival, attracting new start-ups and established technology and utilities companies to create a world-class future-skills focused STEM Expo as part of the annual festival.
Stage One of the project involves the upgrade to information technology and communications infrastructure.
At the May, 2021 Council Meeting, Central Goldfields Shire Council awarded the $789,373 Communications Upgrade works package to local business Troy Walker Electrical Pty Ltd, following a public tender process.
Permanent IT and communications infrastructure is critical to the successful delivery of the Energy Breakthrough event.
IT makes much of the event possible – registrations, staff management, electronic lap timing, event and emergency operations as well as general internet access for the staff and volunteers of the event.
For more information you can read the media release HERE.
Stage One of the enhancement project is expected to be complete by November, 2021 with the full program of works expected to be delivered by November, 2022.
Princes Park, Maryborough, 3465 View Map