A MODERN playground, shade structure and sufficient family seating are proposed for the Yarwun Recreation Grounds.
A MODERN playground, shade structure and sufficient family seating are proposed for the Yarwun Recreation Grounds. Sarah Barnham

$101K Gladstone region development for expensive new facilities

A MODERN playground, shade structure and family seating areas are what has been proposed for the Yarwun Recreation Grounds, and the Council needs residents' opinions before it goes ahead.

At a cost of $101k, the development is part of the council's 2016-17 budget.

The grounds already include a skate bowl, basketball court, tennis court, a storage shed and a toilet block; but according to the council, it does not accommodate younger children and faimlies.

Gladstone region mayor Matt Burnett said the proposed upgrade provided a public play area for Yarwun's younger people.

 

The park already has a range of facilities, including a popular skate bowl. However the council's proposal will mean it's more children and family friendly. Pictured: Jack Isaacs, 10, at the youth week family fun day community event held in Yarwun. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
The park already has a range of facilities, including a popular skate bowl. However the council's proposal will mean it's more children and family friendly. Pictured: Jack Isaacs, 10, at the youth week family fun day community event held in Yarwun. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA170416YARW

"The addition of these facilities will create a recreational area for all ages to enjoy," he said.

Council's environment and community services committee chair council Cindi Bush said the proposed playground would "provide hours of entertainment for the kids.

"It will include a double swing; a rotating piece of play equipment (spica) and a three seater seesaw for children 12 and under to enjoy," Cr Bush said.

Residents can have their say via a short online survey or collect a hardcopy from any Council administration centre.

 

Evidently, residents have had to bring their own shade structures when utilising the park, however the proposal will mean a constructed shaded area for all to use. Pictured: Glenn Heidke and Russell Dale at the youth week family fun day community event held in Yarwun.
Evidently, residents have had to bring their own shade structures when utilising the park, however the proposal will mean a constructed shaded area for all to use. Pictured: Glenn Heidke and Russell Dale at the youth week family fun day community event held in Yarwun. Mike Richards GLA170416YARW

Hardcopy surveys can be returned to Gladstone Regional Council, Parks and Environment Administration, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680.

Residents will have until Monday, September 19, to have their say before the design phase starts.

For more information or to access the survey visit gladstone.qld.gov.au/have-your-say



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