A new fitness hub will be under construction in Childers soon, providing residents with outdoor gym equipment in one location at the showgrounds once complete.
The project was identified by Bundaberg Regional Council due to the deterioration of existing equipment in the area.
Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said the new hub would feature a range of fitness-related structures under shade sails on the grounds.
“The new concept includes a fitness hub suitable for all ages and catering for up to 15 or more participants at any one time,” he said.
“The design allows participants to vary the type of exercises they are doing as well as the intensity.
“Rather than equipment spread out across the area, which is what was previously featured, the hub will instead be located in one great space.”
Cr Habermann said with minimal moving parts and highly durable design, the equipment would be great value to commercial fitness providers, sporting clubs, schools and most importantly the community as a whole.
“This upgrade aligns with Council's goal in providing the community with an inclusive mix of health and fitness activities across the region's parks, pools and open spaces,” he said.
“With soft fall underneath and shade sails overhead, this new facility will be highly suitable for our sunny environment to ensure exercising in the outdoors is enjoyable.”
The fitness hub will be one of the features of an overall upgrade to the showgrounds, with the grandstand also set for improvements in the coming weeks.
The work includes improved catering and storage facilities at the bottom of the structure, to be completed by 30 June.
Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said once finished, the whole project was set to bolster the area.
“The upgrades are among a range of improvements, including already completed upgrades to the grandstand seating area, which are designed to improve on the overall facilities to the benefit of all visitors to the showgrounds,” he said.
“With the addition of the fitness equipment, the area is set to become a great place of health and recreation for families, friends, community groups, sporting organisations and many more.”
The project has been funded through the Queensland Government's Works For Queensland program.
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