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Upgrades underway for Apple Tree Creek park

Campbell and Brianna Jones with Mayor Jack Dempsey and Rodica Gowers at the Apple Tree Creek park and Rest Stop.
Campbell and Brianna Jones with Mayor Jack Dempsey and Rodica Gowers at the Apple Tree Creek Park and Rest Stop.

Apple Tree Creek Community Park will undergo construction work from 20 January to provide visitors to the area with updated facilities and easier access.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said a number of upgrades would take place from this date to the popular recreational space.

“Apple Tree Creek Community Park is a fantastic area for surrounding residents to enjoy,” he said.

“Located just off the Bruce Highway, this area also provides a quiet rest-stop for weary travellers and a place to stretch the legs and take in nature before hitting the road again.

“The community park was identified for an upgrade in the Bundaberg Regional Council Parks and Open Space Strategy and Council is proud to be getting on with the job in making our recreational areas inviting places for all.”

Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said the works would be welcomed by the community.

“Part of the construction would include a new parking area and internal road network upgrades,” he said.

“The toilet block will also be replaced, will be disability compliant and will include change tables.”

“The area where works will occur will be fenced off, however the community will still be able to use the road and existing toilet block.”

Cr Trevor said there would be a two-week period in which existing and new toilets would not be accessible but portable toilets would be available to visitors.

“We don’t have an exact finish date for the project, but we anticipate that the construction works will continue until May 2020,” he said.

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