The Habitat Estate in Branyan will soon feature a new playground with work starting this month.
Featuring play equipment, a shelter and additional pathways, divisional representative Cr Steve Cooper said the playground development would cater to the growing population in the area.
“There has been a high level of development interest in the Branyan area in recent times, supporting Council’s recognition of this area as an emerging community,” Cr Cooper said.
“Branyan has become highly sought after for its semi-rural lifestyle right on the Burnett River, just a stone’s throw from the Bundaberg CBD.
“More than 250 residential lots have been approved in Branyan in recent times and commercial interest, including a shopping complex and childcare centre has followed.
“This new development activity triggers the delivery of additional facilities by Council which will not only cater to these new residents but will also benefit existing residents.”
A variety of play equipment will be featured in the new Habitat Estate playground, including an adventure fort with slide, seesaw and swing set.
Cr Cooper said local companies would supply both the playground equipment and shelter.
“The playground and supporting infrastructure will be installed this month,” Cr Cooper said.
“Throughout May work will continue to plant trees, lay turf and install bollards.
“It is expected that the playground will be finalised and ready for the community to enjoy by 30 June.”
Cr Cooper said Council had been busy undertaking future planning for the Branyan growth area to ensure access points and road planning “keeps ahead of the curve”.
This Bundaberg Regional Council Habitat Estate playground project has been supported by the Queensland Government Works for Queensland program.
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