New shade sails at Burnett Heads and Innes Park have been completed and are ready to provide a cooler spot for skating enthusiasts when COVID-19 restrictions have lifted.
The two projects were part of Bundaberg Regional Council's Shade Sail program, featuring installations at Burnett Heads Skate Park and Innes Park Skate Park.
Division 6 representative Tanya McLoughlin said both areas were popular recreational spots for families and the Bundaberg youth community.
“It’s great to see these facilities upgraded with shade sails to provide sun protection for our kids,” she said.
“Skate bowls are particularly unforgiving and harsh environments in terms of ambient and reflected heat and UV exposure.
“As a council it is important that we get the balance right and provide the infrastructure and services that fit the lifestyle that we enjoy as locals.”
Cr McLoughlin said the work could not have come together without Council's Parks team and the assistance of her predecessor.
“I would like to acknowledge the work put in by the previous council and Councillor Scott Rowleson to see this project delivered,” she said.
“It is a great example of what we can work towards achieving for other playgrounds and community infrastructure across Division 6.”
Bundaberg Regional Council has completed a number of shade structures in the past financial year including:
- Houston Drive Pump Track
- Innes Park Skate Bowl
- Burnett heads Skate Bowl
- Nielson Park Skate Bowl
- Botanic Gardens Nature Themed Playground
The next round of shade structures will be installed at:
- Stehbens Park Playground
- Hinkler Lions Tourist park playground
- Watchbell Park Playground
- The Strand Park West Playground
- Alexandra Park Playground
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