Upgrades to Lions Park start
WORK has begun on a new addition to the Gayndah Lions Club as the first step in a series of upgrades scheduled for the park.
The North Burnett Regional Council approved the Lions Park Master Plan in 2016 after a series of consultations with interested stakeholders such as parents groups and other users of the park.
North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said council was pleased to see the ground being broken on a long worked on project.
“I believe they have just started work on the cycle path which is part of the Lions Park Master Plan,” Mr Pitt said.
“They have got the ball rolling and with huge assistance from BIEDO who helped to secure the funding grant.”
Mr Pitt said it was a welcome edition to the park particularity with the strong focus on children’s safety on the roads.
“It will be a really good thing for the community, providing the youth with an outlet to teach them traffic rules and good road sense,” Mr Pitt said.
After a long period of consultations, brainstorming and finally the development and approval of a master plan Mr Pitt said the process had been along but worth while one.
❝ It’s always nice to see things get going when they have been planned. — Council CEO, Mark Pitt
“And it’s always nice to see things get going when they have been planned,” Mr Pitt said.
“The doing part of the process is often the quickest, it’s the preparations and planning that takes a fair while so it’s very pleasing to see the work starting up on the ground.”
The master plan for works on the park also included a walking and running track around the perimeter and more shaded areas.
CONSULTATION: Upgrades will soon be under way at Gayndah Lions Park.