The Gin Gin Recreation Reserve will soon undergo a spruce up, with a new toilet block, car park and pathway part of the planned works.
A haven for locals and visitors alike, the park was given the green light for an upgrade by Bundaberg Regional Council and once complete, will provide visitors with more facilities to enjoy.
“This is a popular destination in Gin Gin and I am very much looking forward to seeing these works progress,” divisional councillor Wayne Honor said.
“The upgrade will not only improve vehicle access but added facilities will also mean that residents can stay and appreciate this beautiful park for even longer in the future.”
Cr Honor said works would include the creation of an entry way off May Street which would allow for easy accessibility to the new car park and other facilities in the area.
“An internal road will form a cul-de-sac with formalised angle parking,” he said.
“An existing shelter has been re-positioned to accommodate the new two cubicle disability compliant toilet.
“A pedestrian pathway will be constructed from the carpark to the new toilet block and connect to the existing barbecue shelter and playground to allow for safe navigation for reserve users.”
Gin Gin Recreation Reserve seating planned
Cr Honor said additional work would include a viewing platform with seating at the skate bowl as well as improved drainage and safety handrails.
“I have been advised that during construction the parks team will be working hard to ensure access to the park is maintained as much as possible,” he said.
“There may be some facilities that are required to be sectioned off for short periods of time to ensure public safety.
Work is expected to begin on Monday, 22 February and will be completed by 30 April 2021, weather permitting.
The Gin Gin carpark and toilet upgrades is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.