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Local company reveals playground design ‘for everyone’

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Willplay has designed the new playground to be installed as part of the Boreham Park upgrade

Work to upgrade Boreham Park will be underway this month with local company Willplay designing an exciting and environmentally friendly play experience for children of all ages.

The new playground design features zero-depth water play, in-ground trampolines and a tunnel, centred around an adventure tower.

Willplay design manager Jared Silcox said it was “a park for everyone”.

“The main tower for the playground is over eight metres with a huge tube slide on it,” Jared said.

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The eight metre high adventure tower

“It’s more designed for an older age group.

“There’s zero-depth water play for the younger kids.

“There’s swings, there’s an accessible spinner going in there for all to use.”

Jared said there was no play experience like it in the Wide Bay region and best of all, it was all designed with the environment in mind.

“It’s designed to be fully recyclable at end of life,” he said.

“All of the plastic is made out of post-consumer grade milk bottle caps so it can all be recycled again and used as something else.

“Everything has got a purpose if it gets recycled the right way.”

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Boreham Park upgrades will be underway in mid-February 2021

The major Boreham Park playground upgrade is close to Jared’s heart, having grown up in the Avenell Heights area.

“It’s great to see that park area is being redeveloped.

“It’s good to see that development is happening in Bundaberg in regards for spaces for everyone to use.”

For the local company, which employs about 20 people and manufactures everything here in Bundaberg, Jared said it was a great playground design project to be involved in.

“If we are winning large projects in local areas it means we’re keeping local jobs.”

The Boreham Park playground upgrade is expected to be underway by February 15 and take about four months to complete.

Access to the existing play areas will be maintained where possible however may be limited throughout construction in the interests of public safety. Access to the amenities block will not be impacted by the works.

This playground upgrade is a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council, with funding of $1 million from the State Government's Works for Queensland program.



  1. Will there be any playground equipment for physically disabled children? Especially young children in wheelchairs.

  2. Is the ‘accessible spinner’ the only piece of equipment for children who use a wheelchair? How about the toilet facilities, are they/will they be truly accessible?

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