New play equipment will be constructed in South Head Parklands, Burnett Heads in June with three separate areas to provide fun for children of all ages and abilities.
Divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin said the upgrade was identified in Bundaberg Regional Council's Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019- 2026 and Capital Works Program 2020/2021.
She said the design of the new facility featured three play areas broken up into toddler, junior and senior themes as well as shade sails throughout the park.
“The toddler section which will feature a slide, swings with a ‘joey' seat, a chimes panel, a small train, play hut and fort,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“A junior play area will include an all-abilities spinner, climbing and slide set while the senior’s area will feature a six-metre tower and spinning orb.”
Cr McLoughlin said the current play equipment at the site would also be utilised in the design.
She said the new play equipment would be a boost to the coastal area.
“We have had a lot of community feedback about the need for more play equipment for children so this will be welcomed by many,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“The new equipment is being designed and supplied by local business Willplay and once constructed will benefit many families and visitors to our wonderful region.
“The area will be fenced off to the public when works begins with the project expected to be completed by July, weather permitting.”
Residents are advised there will be no access to the existing playground for safety reasons while the construction is underway.
At times there may also be no access to the shelters and some of the nearby pathways.
Access to the toilets will remain.
The South Head Parklands playground is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
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