History History

Approximately 12 years ago, McKinlay Shire Council identified that the construction of a Tourist Interpretive Centre and Visitor Information Centre servicing the Julia Creek township and surrounding areas would provide additional economic, social and cultural benefits to the region. Council wanted to enhance community amenities to raise the profile of tourism in the shire and provide additional cultural and heritage opportunities for residents and visitors.

Construction of the new centre commenced in April 2009 and on 11 December 2009, the dream was achieved and At the Creek was officially opened by Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts, the Hon Anna Bligh MP.

Construction of Stage 2 commenced in February 2012, and on 12 December 2012, the dream again was achieved and Beneath the Creek was officially opened by Hon Local Government Minister David Crisafulla MP.