A popular playground in Gin Gin will be resurfaced with a new, durable and environmentally friendly surface.
Gin Gin Recreational Reserve will be the second playground in the Bundaberg Region to have the new Play Matta surface installed, after Bargara’s Turtle Playground was upgraded earlier this year.
In the upgrade Creative Playground Surfaces and Play Matta worked with Council to provide a solution to help prevent ‘rubber crumb' entering the local environment.
The new Play Matta matting uses recycled plastics, including hospital IV bags and other products that cannot be used for other purposes, and once it reaches the end of its life the matting can be recycled by Play Matta and remade into future product.
This matting installation at Bargara was a first for the Bundaberg Region, with the surface extensively used in other Local Government Areas, including the Sunshine Coast.
It is growing in popularity throughout Australia especially where playgrounds are located near waterways as it is an interlocking system, which is 85 per cent recycled materials.
Gin Gin Recreational Reserve work is scheduled to start on Tuesday 31 October, with sections of the playground closed while the installation takes place.
The park is located on May Street and includes a flying fox, climbing tower with slide and play equipment suitable for young children including slides, koala and car rocker and a mini tunnel.
The shaded skate bowl, picnic shelter with tables and barbecue facilities will remain accessible to the community throughout the upgrade.
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