Sunday, June 23, 2024

Cassowary nature park construction begins

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has announced plans for the construction of a $780,000 nature play area featuring an enchanted palm forest, slides, and fort nestled amongst a native flora garden designed especially for children at Warrina Lakes Community Parklands.

Councillor for Infrastructure Services, Nicholas Pervan (pictured) said the initiative aims to immerse children of all ages in the wonders of the outdoors while fostering environmental awareness and overall wellbeing.

“During extensive community consultation earlier this year there was a high level of enthusiasm for a nature-inspired play space,” Cr Pervan said.

“The proposed design collected widespread approval, with residents expressing their preferences for various elements and themes.

“Council has incorporated these insights to ensure the final design authentically captures the essence of our local environment and aligns with community needs.”

The nature play area will feature a diverse array of elements, including slides, timber steppers, balance beams, an enchanted palm forest, a climbing net, and a fort equipped with a talking tube.

Construction will be undertaken by playground specialists, Miles of Landscaping, with completion targeted for 30 June.

The Nature Play Project has been funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with the Council.

Queensland Minister for Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works, Meghan Scanlon said the Queensland Government was proud to be investing in projects like the Nature Play Project.

“Investing in these types of projects will bring a great benefit to the local community and support jobs,” Minister Scanlon said.

“Our Works for Queensland program is delivering valuable local projects that are creating jobs, delivering better infrastructure and services, and improving the lives of regional Queenslanders,” she said.

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