Park up­grades now fin­ished

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THERE’S a new place to play and re­lax in Childers with the up­grade at Mil­len­nium Park done.

The re­vamped park, sit­u­ated next to coun­cil’s new Cres­cent St car park, has un­der­gone earth­works and now fea­tures pathways, swings, bar­be­cues, cov­ered pic­nic shel­ters and an ex­panded play­ground area.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil health and reg­u­la­tory ser­vices spokesman Wayne Honor said coun­cil had com­mit­ted $80,000 this fi­nan­cial year as part of the to­tal $150,000 up­grade bud­get, with the sec­ond half of the up­grade sched­uled to be fin­ished next fi­nan­cial year.

“How­ever with work pro­gress­ing well at the site, and bud­get sav­ings made through other parks and gar­dens projects, we were able to com­plete 100% of the up­grade this fi­nan­cial year,” Cr Honor said.

“This now com­pletes a lovely recre­ation area and a won­der­ful com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity for res­i­dents in Childers as well as an at­trac­tion in the heart of Childers for vis­i­tors.”

Di­vi­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cr Tony Ricciardi said the pro­posed en­hance­ments and ex­ten­sion to Mil­len­nium Park were made in recog­ni­tion of its cen­tral lo­ca­tion and would com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing park.

“This project was iden­ti­fied by the lo­cal Cham­ber of Com­merce some time ago as a de­sir­able means of at­tract­ing vis­i­tors to the re­gion in ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing en­hanced fa­cil­i­ties for lo­cal res­i­dents,” Cr Ricciardi said.

“I would also like to ac­knowl­edge a $250 do­na­tion pro­vided to coun­cil by St Joseph’s School in Childers about six or seven years ago to put to­wards any recre­ational devel­op­ment in Mil­len­nium Park.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW LOOK: The ex­ten­sion to the re­vamped Mil­len­nium Park was of­fi­cially opened yes­ter­day.

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