A conceptual design for the upgrade of Banksia Park in Woodgate has been released by Bundaberg Regional Council, with the community invited to provide feedback on the proposed plans.
It's part of the next stage of a lengthy community consultation process which began in November for the popular recreational area along Mackerel Street.
“An online survey was made available to the community last year and Council has used this to gather information about what the park area should feature when upgraded,” Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Honor said.
“Feedback was also collated at a Conversation Day and now, a draft concept plan has been developed.”
Cr Honor said the proposed plans included a range of play equipment ensuring children of all abilities and ages would be catered for.
“Toddler, junior and senior play equipment catering to children aged from two to 12 years old have been featured in the plans,” he said.
“These include a trampoline circle, jeep rocker, play units, a spinning orb and giant tunnel, just to name a few.
“The adults have not been left out, with a designated exercise area featuring multiple pieces of equipment proposed.”
Cr Honor said the plans included plenty of facilities for families to enjoy, such as a barbecue area, picnic tables, drink bubblers, paths and more which would all be designed to complement the surroundings.
“Council is focusing on using natural tones and elements within the proposed design of the area,” he said
“Timber and stainless steel have been listed as the main materials in the design of bench seats, bollards, shelters, bin closures and more.”
Cr Honor said the aim of the upgrade was to transform Banksia Park into modern and inviting area for the whole community to enjoy.
“Banksia Park is located in a beautiful space, featuring stunning flora and fauna and situated just nearby the beach,” he said.
“We want to ensure this park is upgraded so that it reaches its full potential while providing an inviting space for locals and visitors alike.”
You can view the conceptual design plans for the Banksia Park upgrade and take part in the community survey here.
The survey will close on May 6 2022.