Sun smart makeover for popular playground at Craignish


Fraser Coast families visiting a popular playground in Craignish will have more protection from the sun as part of a $73,000 makeover starting this month.

Councillor Jade Wellings said a key feature of the upgrade at Petersen Park in Craignish would be the installation of a shade cover over the playground equipment.

“In my discussions with residents over the past few months, many wonderful ideas have been put forward to develop the park,” Councillor Jade Wellings said.

“The park has so much potential and so much open space. These works are a good start towards making the park more family friendly.”

The project includes pathways and connecting electricity from the amenities block to the barbecues, installing lights in the existing and new picnic shelter that will also allow for further future expansion if required.

The barbecue, table and seat setting will be wheelchair accessible.

“The project is expected to be finished in June and will encourage further use of the park once the coronavirus restrictions are lifted,” Cr Wellings said.

The $73,000 project was identified from public feedback collected during the development of the 2018 Parks Infrastructure and Enhancement Plan for Petersen Park in 2018.

Future works include developing the car park area.