The construction of a new playground at South Head Parklands in Burnett Heads is well and truly underway with the area set to be opened by next Saturday.
Divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin said work began in April to transform the grassed area into the perfect spot for young adventurers to explore.
“The playground upgrade includes three separate areas which feature suitable equipment for different age groups,” she said.
“The toddler play area caters for pre-school children and includes a slide, train, swings with a ‘joey’ seat, chimes panel, play hut and play fort.
“Primary aged children can enjoy equipment in the junior play area including an all-abilities spinner and spinning orb.
“Older children will have a ball exploring and climbing the six-metre tower and playing on the four-metre swing.”
Cr McLoughlin said the equipment had been designed by local business Willplay in a coastal theme that matched its surroundings and shade sails had been installed by local contractor Planet Shade.
“Not only does the equipment feature bright colours of blue and green to match with the stunning backdrop of our coastline, other features are also included to make the area aesthetically pleasing and safe for our little ones,” she said.
“This includes shade sails over the equipment and new softfall on the ground.”
Cr McLoughlin said the park upgrade was identified in Bundaberg Regional Council's Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019- 2026 and Capital Works Program 2020/2021.
The South Head Parklands playground is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
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