Plans to further enhance Apple Tree Creek Community Park will soon be underway, with new play equipment and pathways to be constructed in the popular area.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the park and rest stop would undergo work in February 2022 as part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks Capital Renewal Program 2021 – 2022.
He said the upgrade would include plenty of new features to improve the recreational area for both locals and travellers alike to enjoy.
“The existing playground will be removed as it has reached the end of its life and will be replaced with new equipment catering to children aged up to 15 years,” Cr Honor said.
“Pathways will also be constructed to connect to the toilet block facility.
“There will also be the consideration of additional shelters, barbecues, bubblers and picnic facilities in the design process.”
Cr Honor said the area had undergone major reconstruction in 2020, with a large new amenities block added to the site.
“Last year a new amenities block was constructed in the area and better access into the park was created,” he said.
“The block contains new disability compliant toilets, a new disposal system, lighting – including in-ground solar lights – and baby change tables.”
Cr Honor said the upcoming playground upgrade would be a continuation of work to improve the overall area.
“It is part of Council’s commitment to provide well-maintained recreational areas and open spaces for our community to enjoy,” he said.
“The Apple Tree Creek Community Park is not only popular with local residents but is also a pit-stop for many travellers who pass through the region.
“Having these works completed means visitors will be able to relax and enjoy some time in the fresh, open air before starting up their journey on the road again.”
The Apple Tree Community Park upgrade will commence in February next year and is expected to be completed by April, weather permitting.