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Posted on: 4 April, 2019

New signature playground precinct set for installation in Emu Park this May

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Residents and visitors to Emu Park will gain another fantastic attraction to the foreshore in 2019 once works begin on installing a new interactive playground in Kerr Park.

Residents and visitors to Emu Park will gain another fantastic attraction to the foreshore in 2019 once works begin on installing a new interactive playground in Kerr Park.

The works are scheduled to commence in May as part of Stage 3 of the Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation Project, proudly funded by Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government in association with Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton who chairs the Emu Park Reference Group said the $4.62million partnership project has already seen several elements completed since works began in 2017, with the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club car park, CWA Rotunda replacement, electrical upgrades and street beautification works all finalised.

“This new signature playground, complete with an attractive shade structure, will create an inviting destination for the whole community with a range of play equipment including an Alpha tower, Flying Fox, all-abilities swing, a Galleon ship and other imaginative rides,” Cr Hutton said.

“New barbecues and picnic shelters are also included in this scope of works. Council will manage the construction of the Kerr Park project and will be utilising local contractors and suppliers for various elements of the project.

“It’s been fantastic to see the gradual transformation of the Emu Park foreshore and village centre, and Council continues to receive wonderful feedback from residents and visitors about how these works have improved and enhanced the town’s coastal charm.

“Council would like to thank the Queensland Government, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga and Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank for their valuable financial contributions and ongoing support towards this incredibly important community project.”

Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said each stage of the master-plan was continuing to create welcoming and integrated spaces for the community to enjoy.

“This has been a combined community effort by Livingstone Shire Council, service clubs, businesses and individuals and the State Government is incredibly proud to be part of delivering this vital project,” Mrs Lauga said.

“Emu Park is one of the most beautiful parts of the Capricorn Coast and I have kept a keen interest in its growth in terms of infrastructure and services.”

While construction is underway, there will be no access to the park. The playground is expected to open by late August 2019.

Image: Inviting and imaginative…The new signature playground to be constructed in Kerr Park will feature a range of exciting play elements including an Alpha tower, Flying Fox, all-abilities swing, a Galleon ship and other imaginative rides.

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