Upgrades to Apple Tree Creek Community Park will be completed ahead of schedule, providing the popular area with a new amenities block and better access for locals and visitors alike.
The recreation space has been undergoing work since January, with Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey announcing construction would finish by late next week.
“Crews have been working hard to progress construction in a timely manner and we are pleased to see the project will be completed well ahead of schedule,” he said.
Located just off the Bruce Highway near Childers, Mayor Dempsey said Apple Tree Creek Community Park not only provides a perfect spot for the community to visit but also a quiet rest stop for weary travellers.
“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,” he said.
“The completion of this particular project comes at a good time, when we are starting to see COVID-19 restrictions easing to allow people to stop and take a break at park areas with social-distancing measures adhered to.”
Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said the Apple Tree Creek and surrounding communities had welcomed the project.
He said once complete the area would feature a new toilet block and easier access into the park.
“The toilet block contains six new disabled compliant toilets, a new disposal system, lighting including in-ground solar lights and baby change tables,” he said.
“There will also be improved parking and overall ease of maintenance for staff.”
Cr Trevor said from tomorrow there would be a short period in which existing and new toilets would not be accessible at the site but portable toilets would be available to visitors.
“The removal of the old toilet block will take place tomorrow and temporary amenities available for those stopping by,” he said.
“This will be followed by the completion of electrical works, handrails, bollards and landscaping works next week.”
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