The Baldwin Swamp Shelter Shed will soon be refurbished to transform the popular recreational area into a more functional, useable, safe and secure space.
The facility is situated at the main entrance to Baldwin Swamp in Steindl Street and is predominately hired by the community for events and functions.
Bundaberg Regional Council Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the upcoming work was part of the Parks, Sport and Natural Areas Capital Works Program 2021- 2022.
“This upgrade will provide a new layout to the area that improves cooking, storage, toilet and lighting facilities,” he said.
“It will ensure the existing facility supports the future recreation needs of the community and is in keeping with Council's infrastructure standards.”
Cr Honor said the community was invited to take part in a survey to provide feedback on the upcoming design and improvements to the area.
“We would love to hear from people who have used the facility to let us know how we can improve on the space,” he said.
“The survey will only be open for a set time, so we really want to encourage people to fill it out to help inform the design of any upgrades.”
Cr Honor said the shelter shed was situated in a perfect location inside the Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park.
“Many people love to use this area to host parties, functions, school holiday events and much more,” he said.
“It is a fantastic spot, surrounded by a beautiful area of freshwater wetlands and rainforest close to the centre of Bundaberg.
“The network of walking tracks, boardwalks and bridges around the shelter shed make it an easy area to explore and enjoy and these upgrades will only further enhance the wonderful experience that visiting Baldwin Swamp offers.”
Cr Honor said a survey would be open for community feedback until 17 October with construction to begin in January 2022.
You can participate in the survey here.
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