The redevelopment of the Burnett Heads Memorial Park has created a beautiful space in which the community can meet to acknowledge those who fell in defence of our country.
The park was improved as part of the now fully completed Burnett Heads Streetscape project.
The open space with its defined paths, shelter shed, toilet facilities and lush expanse of newly planted lawn attracted a special visitor when Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey AC called in this week to pay his respects at the memorial.
Divisional representative Cr Scott Rowleson said the Governor was greeted by Bundaberg RSL sub-branch president Helen Blackburn before laying a wreath and later chatting with veterans.
“The Memorial Park is a focal point of the community and represents an incredibly valuable outcome from the streetscape project.
“With the makeover now fully completed there is no doubt the $9 million invested in this community revitalisation project has been money well spent.”
The streetscape project
Cr Rowleson said project manager David Hermann had confirmed the the final touches have been completed.
“This involved commissioning of the sewerage system and some minor work with the CCTV installations as well as some fine tuning of the smart city technology,” he said.
“Already the availability to connect to the sewerage system has attracted interest from at least two major local businesses as well as a significant number of private residents.
“It’s great to be out and about in the Burnett Heads CBD and to witness the interaction the community is having with this new look and feel. The mood is buoyant and very positive.
“The contractors, Council staff and the community need to be commended for the manner in which the streetscape project was rolled out,” said Cr Rowleson.
“There was consultation every step of the way and it’s very well recognised that this project created significant challenges during the construction phase.
“A high water table, difficult earthworks due to large boulders, trafficmanagement in such a small footprint and the effort that went into ensuring the daily lives of residents and business operators were impacted as little as possible were all difficulties that were encountered.
“Burnett Heads is evolving with many exciting projects in the pipeline. The redevelopment is just the start of something big.”