Council not coughing up
THE Play and Shine project group are calling upon the Whitsunday Regional Council to honour the funds promised to them five years ago. Logan’s Adventure Playground has been five years in the making, and president of the Play and Shine Project group, and Logan’s mum, Lisa Christofersen wants to see the playground finished.
“It’s been something very close to my heart and it needs to be finished. I’m hoping that either with the new council or existing that they are able to provide us with the $200,000 they allocated to us in 2012. They’re in a better financial position now than when they were before, so we’re hoping that they will honour their funding allocation,” Ms Christofersen said.
Candidate for Division two Tanya Bandow and Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen both inspected the site on Tuesday, and echoed Ms Christofersen’s hopes that the playground will be completed soon.
“It should have been finished years ago. There’s money allocated to the project and it needs to be honoured by council. It was 2012 when council made that commitment, and it sadly got lost in their economic situation. We need to get it finished now, for the community,” Ms Bandow said.
George Christensen personally sponsored the playground.
“I was happy to sponsor Logan’s Adventure Playground. The playground is a little more challenging and exciting for the local children and will be fantastic once it’s completed.”
Logan’s Adventure Playground has raised nearly $150,000 from donations by the local community and businesses, but a further $250,000 is needed to complete the project.
“We have the rope pyramid being installed on March 24, and the second batch of our pickets is also being installed. Pickets are still for sale for $99 and are able to be purchased on our website.”
PLAY AND SHINE: Tanya Bandow, Tim Oberg, Lisa Christofersen, George Christensen and Kerri Gill at Logan’s Adventure Playground.