Six of the region's popular playgrounds and recreational spaces will soon undergo construction to introduce shade sails.
Palm Park in Walkervale will be fenced off on Tuesday 3 May until Friday 6 May to allow for the beginning of shade sail construction in the area.
The new shade sails will then be completely installed by the end of May.
The project is one of many happening around the region, with a list of play areas identified for new shade sails in the next two months.
Shade sail installation in region's parks include:
- Boreham Park (waterplay area)
- Boreham Park (playground)
- Elliott Heads foreshore playground (next to community hall)
- Kolan Community Park playground
- Gin Gin Apex Park playground
- Childers Show ground fitness equipment
As part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019 – 2026, 85 per cent of people surveyed indicated the importance for parks being safe and welcoming, including the provision of shade.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said shade was a vital investment for the region's recreational spaces.
“It is important to maintain a network of quality parks and open spaces that promote community health, safety and wellbeing,” he said.
“Shade is something that is always considered by Council and when relevant funding becomes available, plans are made for installation.
“Not only do shaded parks and play areas provide a sun safe spot, shade is also a way to keep play equipment cool and provide a comfortable setting for those visiting.”
The upcoming round of shade sail installations has been funded through the Council’s Capital Works Program.
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