Works are progressing well at Emu Park’s Kerr Park playground site, which will feature a new and exciting signature playground for residents and visitors to enjoy on the southern end of the Capricorn Coast.
The works commenced earlier this year as part of Stage 3 of the Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation Project, proudly funded by Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government in association with Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $4.99million partnership project has already seen several elements completed since works began in 2017, with the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club car park, QCWA Rotunda replacement, electrical upgrades and Emu St, Granville St and Tennent Memorial Dr street beautification works all finalised.
“The project’s Community Reference Group comprised of Emu Park residents and stakeholder groups, has played a pivotal role in helping to identify and co-ordinate the community’s vision for this fantastic community project through ongoing consultations and an online survey in order to create yet another world-class project,” Mayor Ludwig said.
“This contemporary signature playground, complete with an attractive and unique shade structure and featuring a range of play equipment including an Alpha tower, double Flying Fox, all-abilities swing, a Galleon ship and other imaginative rides, will create an inviting space for the whole community.
“New barbecues, picnic shelters, all-access pathways, pedestrian lighting and landscaping are also included in the scope of works. Council continues to manage the construction of the Kerr Park project and is utilising local contractors and suppliers for various elements of the project.
“Council would like to once again thank the Queensland Government, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank and the QCWA for their valuable financial contributions and ongoing support towards this important community project.”
Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said locals and visitors to Emu Park would gain another fantastic attraction to the foreshore.
“I look forward to seeing the space open for play, as each stage of this master-plan project creates welcoming and integrated spaces for the community to enjoy,” Mrs Lauga said.
Council is aiming to open sections of the park by Christmas, with the remainder expected to be completed by early 2020.
Ahead of the playground’s opening, the community is being encouraged to take advantage of the wide variety of activities and attractions on offer in Emu Park throughout the Christmas school holiday period, including Movies in the Park, a scavenger hunt and children’s activities in the library.
For more information, visit Council’s website at https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/whatson or follow Council on Facebook.