A large shelter shed in Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park is currently under refurbishment to provide a modern and well-equipped space for the community to enjoy.
The shelter shed, which is located in the centre of the environmental space, will be closed off to the public as works take place over the coming months.
As part of Bundaberg Regional Council's 2022/2023 Capital Works Budget, the upgrade will include a new layout that improves cooking, storage, toilet and lighting facilities.
It comes after Council sought community feedback in 2021 on how to better-purpose the popular area.
Survey respondents highlighted the shelter shed was mostly used for group workshops, group functions (art, music and environmental groups), meetings and birthday parties.
Over the next few months Council aims to revitalise the facility to:
- provide opportunities for the community to access areas for social and recreational use
- make the area more functional, useable, safe and secure
- improve accessibility to the facility
- provide a modern environment for groups to meet
About Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park
Baldwin Swamp is situated in the centre of Bundaberg, on Steindl Street, and is made up of a range of walking tracks, boardwalks and bridges surrounded by freshwater wetlands and rainforest areas.
A range of birds and wildlife inhabit the area.
Lake Ellen Heritage Hub is also part of Baldwin Swamp, situated on the western side, and features equipment for all ages, including accessibility play and a bicycle safety course.
The community can continue to access public toilets at Lake Ellen Heritage Hub and Playground during the Baldwin Swamp shelter shed refurbishment.
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Great thing to happen, it maybe put plenty of sharps containers secured well so the drug users can dispose of their needles in a safe place.
This area is seriously dangerous for kids to play near. I don’t recommend visiting, especially with kids. This is due to consistent sharps being left behind, hidden in select unsuspecting spots and sharps containers being destroyed to reuse needles.