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Parks given a boost

13 January 2020

It was a big year for public convenience on the Fraser Coast.

New toilets were installed in parks at Tuan*, Eli Waters and Point Vernon with construction about to start on new facilities at Glenwood and in Pier Park, Hervey Bay.

“Council has a big focus on ensuring we have a safe, healthy and active community,” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.

“We have some of the best parks and gardens in Australia here on the Fraser Coast and I urge everyone, especially during the summer holidays, to head outdoors and spend some time in a park relaxing.

“To help meet that goal Council allocated $4.3 million for parks and playgrounds in the 2019/20 budget.

“Some of the projects completed by the parks team in the past six months include a community garden in Endeavour Way, Eli Waters; while improvements to the access road and fencing at the Tiaro Memorial Park were completed in December.

“New gym equipment was installed in Skerritt Park, Maryborough and new barbecues were installed along the shared walk/cycle path at Point Vernon.

“The park furniture along sections of the rail trail and at Bill Fraser Park were upgraded or replaced.

“Our historic cemeteries also received a facelift with the picket fence at the Aalborg Danish cemetery at Nikenbah being replaced and an irrigation system installed at the Polson Cemetery.”

Council looks after more than 2,600 parks, gardens and reserves across the area.

“There are also 120 amenities blocks, 449 shelters, 158 barbecues and 1179 tables and seats.”

*Construction of the toilet block at Tuan was supported with funding from the Works for Queensland program