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Posted on: 13 June, 2018

New Giant Octa Net opens for play in Appleton Park today

A large-scale, interactive Octa Net has made a big and bright impact on Yeppoon’s Appleton Park as the latest addition to the Yeppoon Foreshore.

The 10.45 metre high play equipment features the bright colours of yellow and green, symbolic of the region’s connection with the Pineapple, complementing the coastal charm of the Yeppoon foreshore.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the new climbing net has been fully-funded by Council and replaces the Space Net facility that was previously in use on the Yeppoon foreshore, south of the Keppel Kraken.

“This excellent new addition to Appleton Park will be a great attraction for a broad range of age groups,” Cr Ludwig said.

“This facility further enhances the playground experience in Appleton Park, where children can have fun in a safe environment.”

Councillor Tom Wyatt who Chairs the Parks, Open Spaces and Environment Committee said the interactive Octa Net will help young people develop climbing and coordination skills.

“Young people need play equipment like this to provide appropriate challenges for them to develop confidence and physical strength,” Cr Wyatt said.

“The new Octa Net equipment is integrated with a soft fall system below and has been co-located with the existing small bicycle training track which will remain in place.

“The facility is fully fenced with multiple access gates to provide a safe environment for smaller children.

“Council plans to refurbish the older Space Net and relocate it to another park within the Capricorn Coast region later this year,” Cr Wyatt said.

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