More than $300,000 will be invested in improvements for Nielson Park Beach at Bargara over the next 18 months.
In three separate projects, beach access and additional car parking will be installed at the northern end of the beach and shade sails will be erected over the skate bowl and playground.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Environment and Natural Resources portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the works would enhance access for park goers.
“We will be introducing a new sealed parking area to make it easier for residents to access Jay Teens Park, the skate bowl and the sports oval,” Cr Honor said.
“By formalising beach access on this northern end, residents will have safe access between the park and the beach.
“This will also minimise dune erosion with people currently walking over the dunes to reach the beach.”
Divisional representative Cr Greg Barnes welcomed the range of improvements for the popular area.
“On any given day dozens of residents and visitors enjoy the facilities on offer at Nielson Park Beach,” Cr Barnes said.
“By providing shade over the skate bowl and playground area many more hours of enjoyment will be had by youngsters with protection from the sun in the middle of the day.”
Cr Barnes said there had been some community discussion surrounding the recent removal of a basketball hoop in the area and he assured residents it would be reinstalled soon.
“During a safety audit staff noted faults with the backboard and hoop which were immediately removed and have since been reconstructed. We expect they will be back in place next week,” he said.
The first project will be the new parking area which is expected to start in May. It's being delivered with assistance from the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.