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Kolan Community Park officially opened in Gin Gin

Kolan Community Park
Kolan Community Park in Gin Gin.

A new playground surrounded by lush landscaping in the centre of the CBD has been officially opened in Gin Gin.

Bundaberg Regional Council Divisional Representative Cr Wayne Honor said Kolan Community Park was created after the former library and neighbourhood centre at 39 Mulgrave Street was demolished.

“These two services have been added in to the new Gin Gin Community Hub, leaving a nice, open space available,” he said.

“Council saw an opportunity to transform the area into a park featuring beautiful landscaping, lush trees, child play set and seating for the community to enjoy.”

Cr Honor said the area was expected to be popular for both travelling visitors and for community events and activities associated with Gin Gin Community Hub.

“Families can enjoy the space which provides an area for the kids to expel some energy and a great spot to sit and have a bite to eat or relax,” he said.

“The area will also benefit the many community events that take place including the Seniors Expo, Play Group, Community Barbecue, RUOK day, Teddy Bears Picnic and more.”

Cr Honor said the playground had been named Kolan Community Park to acknowledge its cultural significance.

“Kolan is the old shire and region name and is believed to be derived from the expression ‘kalang' in the Indigenous Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) language, indicating ‘good',” he said.

“Council also recognises that the landscaped area was provided for the community and will be used for events and activities in conjunction with the Gin Gin Community Hub.”

Kolan Community Park
Kolan Community Park is already proving popular with children.

Kolan Community Park is located on the corner of Mulgrave and Dear Streets.

The landscaping project was funded by the State Government COVID Works for Queensland program.

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