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Home Council Anzac Park playground makes way for redesign

Anzac Park playground makes way for redesign

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The Anzac Park playground area has been identified for a riverside activation project.

The Anzac Park Playground on Quay Street is being removed to make way for an extensive redesign that will include a new state-of-the-art play space.

A recent assessment revealed that equipment and rubber flooring at the playground had deteriorated beyond repair.

Bundaberg Regional Council's parks and gardens portfolio spokesman, Cr Wayne Honor, said plans for a redesign of the precinct were in the process of being completed.

“This playground has effectively reached the end of its usable life,” he said.

“Moving forward there are already plans for an extensive redesign of this precinct, which will include a state-of-the-art playground.”

Anzac Park has been identified for a riverside activation project.

That project will involve the redevelopment of Anzac Park and the pool, and preliminary designs show a variety of water recreational, civic and cultural uses.

Council is working on grant applications for this to proceed, along with the establishment of a regional aquatic centre.

Divisional Councillor Tracey McPhee said although it was sad to see the playground go, detailed design and planning had been undertaken to create a new modern recreational, civic and cultural space, including new children’s play equipment.

“Being a mum of two I’m very pleased that council are out and about, being proactive in their management of our parks and gardens,” Cr McPhee said.

“It’s never fun seeing facilities go, however I do support council’s decision not to replace the equipment at this time.

“Knowing that the area is to be included in an extensive redesign in the coming years, I think it’s appropriate council doesn’t spend money on equipment that will need to be removed before the end of its lifetime.

“We have another two playgrounds and a recreational space just 600 metres east of here with an amazing park and playground at Alexander Park Zoo, just a few minutes drive away.”

2 COMMENTS

2 COMMENTS

  1. What does Council plan for Anzac Pool? Are the preliminary plans available for viewing? Until very recently Anzac Pool had a really friendly vibe about it. Would like to see it return.

  2. A new playground would be great for all abilities and for social inclusion.

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