Boardwalk restoration works and the construction of a new car park at a popular surfing spot are just some of the projects to take place in Bargara in the coming months.
A timber boardwalk, located between Fred Courtice Drive and Holland Street, will be replaced from this week with Bundaberg Regional Council using recycled plastics to create a new pathway.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the boardwalk was about 38 metres in length and was surrounded by coastal vegetation.
“This is a great little boardwalk that weaves its way through some beautiful trees just behind Holland Street,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the foundations are showing signs of wear and tear due to rot and the timber structure is starting to deteriorate.”
Rather than replacing the area with a concrete path, Council officers have sourced recycled plastic materials from Recycled Plastics Australia to create a new walkway.
“This means the path will be made from completely sustainable, durable and environmentally-friendly materials,” Cr Honor said.
“Using recycled plastics provides many benefits including being generally maintenance free, easy to clean and having a much longer lifespan than most wood materials.
“The new pathway is sure to complement the surrounding natural space nicely.”
Work will begin on Tuesday, 22 February and will take up to two weeks to complete, pending weather.
Surf Riders Point carpark construction
The second Bargara project will take place after April when Surf Riders Point at Nielson Park Beach undergoes construction to formalise the parking area.
The ad hoc carpark on Schuhkraft Drive is currently made up of an open, unmarked space used primarily by surfers and visitors to the nearby beach.
Roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the upgrade was part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks Capital Renewal Program 2021-2022.
“The project will address issues relating to erosion and pedestrian safety caused by ad hoc vehicular parking in the area,” he said.
“Construction will take place in the carpark area, surrounding pathways, bollards and to landscaping.”
Cr Trevor said the new, formalised area would feature new parking spaces, one disability compliant space and new pedestrian pathways.
He said new bollards, made from recyclable plastics, would also be featured in the upgrade.
Access to the carpark via the main entry will be closed to the public during the construction phase.
Construction will begin after April.
Find out more about the project here.