Up­grades to Lions Park start

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

CON­SUL­TA­TION: Up­grades will soon be un­der way at Gayn­dah Lions Park.

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