Play equipment at the popular Innes Park Reserve will be upgraded with more equipment to be added to the beachside park, replacing an ageing playground to the north.
Bundaberg Regional Council parks portfolio spokesman Cr Wayne Honor said the playground on the northern side of the reserve had been closed following a safety inspection.
“During regular maintenance checks our staff identified that the play equipment had deteriorated to a point that it was no longer safe to use,” Cr Honor said.
“The location of this playground was quite far removed from the main activity hub of the reserve which features a toilet block, seats and barbecue facilities.
“Rather than replace the equipment in its current location we are taking this opportunity to increase the play opportunities in this main park area.
“This will create a combination of play equipment suitable for all ages.”
The style and type of new play equipment is still in the planning stage but Cr Honor said there would be a strong focus on catering for ages 0 to 12.
“Features that could be included will look to enable climbing, balance, sliding, swinging and creative play.”
The northern playground is currently fenced off and has been scheduled for removal in coming months.
“Construction of the new play equipment is planned for November this year.”
Community feedback on the Innes Park Reserve upgrade is invited.
For more information about the project or to provide feedback call Council on 1300 883 699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback is requested by Friday 13 September.