Work will commence on the upgrade of Apple Tree Creek Community Park from next week, with new play equipment, barbecues shelters and pathways to be added to the area.
As part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks Capital Renewal Program 2022 – 2023, the upgrade is taking place to support the recreation needs of the community while providing a safe space for visitors.
Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said the popular rest stop had suffered major flood damage over the years, with Council deciding to relocate playground facilities to higher ground in order to prevent future issues.
“This includes a new playground, which will feature some all-abilities equipment, for kindergarten, primary and high school age children,” he said.
“Internal pathways will be upgraded to connect the existing toilet block facility to the new recreational facilities and picnic facilities will be removed and replaced.
“Two new barbecues will also be installed and general landscaping works will be undertaken.”
Cr Trevor said the park contained several historical items including a windmill, commemorative stone and emblems that would be removed as part of the upgrade.
“For safety reasons, the windmill will be removed from the park and is under consideration with a local community group and the emblems will be returned to the Childers Rotary Club, as endorsed by the organisation,” Cr Trevor said.
“The Childers Lions Club has supported the temporary removal of the commemorative stone during the project for safety reasons, and the return of the stone will take place after the upgrades, to a position as close to the original site.”
The park will be closed to the public while construction works take place, from Tuesday 23 May.
It is expected that work will be complete in August, weather permitting.
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