Design work will soon begin as part of a major upgrade to Boreham Park, with Bundaberg Regional Council calling for ideas from the community to help revitalise the area.
Divisional representative Cr John Learmonth said the Walkervale park was a popular place for children and families and would greatly benefit from transformation.
“This massive area is one that families have been coming to for a long time and it has so much potential,” he said.
“The design process involves designing the new play space as well as identifying the types and style of play equipment that can be included.”
Cr Learmonth said the #BRCbudget project was a result of community feedback for more quality play opportunities for children and young people in the region.
“So far, ideas from the community have included adventure style play and water play elements,” he said.
“We want to make sure the playground is suitable to cater to children of all ages and abilities and feel it is important to include a design that provides incremental risks and challenges for children to offer experiences that will help them develop.”
Community feedback needed
Cr Learmonth said Bundaberg Regional Council had now engaged a consultant to commence the conceptual design of the new play areas and the next step was to consult with the community.
“Through this process, we are seeking input from residents to help shape the design and provide input on the recreation elements for inclusion,” he said.
Cr Learmonth said people could get involved by completing an online survey before Monday, 28 October.
“Residents are also invited to join us in the upcoming community visioning day on Saturday, 12 October at Boreham Park between 9am and 11am,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity to get together to discuss potential play elements and options to make this area as fantastic as it can be.”
The project is a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council.
To complete the online survey, go to https://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/boreham-park-upgrade.