Two amenity blocks at Alexandra Park have officially opened to the community after four months of construction and refurbishment.
The Bundaberg Regional Council project, which was funded through the COVID Works for Queensland program, was identified through the Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019-2026 to meet the standard for accessibility.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the work was undertaken in a staged manner to provide the community with toilet availability during construction of the project.
He said refurbishments to other nearby areas were also able to be complete during the construction phase.
“Both new toilet blocks include a unisex accessible toilet with baby change table and a unisex toilet,” Cr Honor said.
“During construction of the toilet blocks, planned works to install a new upside-down umbrella shade sail over the all abilities carousel and swing were carried to lessen impacts on closure of the area for the community.
“The water bubbler and plaque in the area were also refurbished in this time and moved slightly from their original position to accommodate the new toilet design layout.”
Cr Honor said a new pathway had also been installed in the area.
“The new pathway connects visitors from the street to the colonial guns and provides a direct line to the beautiful Fig Tree nature area, past the new toilets,” he said.
“This opens the area to allow for greater green space beside the fig trees.”
The upgrade is an initiative of the Queensland Government.