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Entries for popular playground photo competition open

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Residents with ideas for the future of Lake Ellen Heritage Hub playground and park are encouraged to attend a consultation day on March 19 2022

Bundaberg residents are being encouraged to submit photos of their favourite memories at Lake Ellen Heritage Hub Park and Playground as the area undergoes plans for revitalisation.

Bundaberg Regional Council identified the popular recreational spot for upgrade and development as part of the Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019-2026.

Community feedback via a survey and consultation is now being sought to assist Council in developing a design plan to further enhance the area.

Council’s Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said as part of the consultation, a photo competition had been launched to celebrate the current space and preserve its history.

“Lake Ellen Heritage Hub Park and Playground is such a popular spot for families and has a well-known history of being a very community-driven project from the very beginning of its establishment,” he said.

“Council wants to keep that community connection strong, which is why we are asking residents to submit photos of Lake Ellen Heritage Hub Park and Playground and to help us move forward with ideas for its future use.”

All photo entries will go in the running to win a double season pass to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and a Family Pass to Hinkler Hall of Aviation (two adults and two children).

Entering the competition is simple, just upload your image and a brief description to the website here.

Community welcomes consultation sessions

Sue Tanzer, Crystal Tanzer, Kathryn Broad, Sara Eckermann and Brett Kronk at the Lake Ellen Heritage Hub Park and Playground consultation.

Local residents have welcomed the Lake Ellen Heritage Hub Park and Playground consultation process, with members of the autism community recently meeting to discuss how the area can be improved for use by all abilities.

Crystal Tanzer said it was great to have the opportunity to provide input to ensure the park was suitable for everyone to enjoy.

“Every family is different, and each have different needs, but it is important to still be able to be part of our community,” Crystal said.

“If our needs are not met and our children cannot engage then we are isolated from our community, and it denies children like my son Dylan the opportunity to engage with neurotypical children.”

“It would be great to see as many members of our local community as possible get involved in whatever way they can with the Council consultation.”

You can complete the survey to have your say here.

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