Councillors have been working for the City of Logan for over a year now and their work and effort to improve the city is starting to come to fruition.
Cr Tim Frazer of Division 7 said some of the cool things that have been locked in this past year for parks in division 7 are happening.
- Parks in Boronia Heights and Browns Plains will get major upgrades designed to cater for users of all ages.
- Logan City Council has begun works at Highland Park at Boronia Heights, ahead of a major revamp of Forestglen Park and Waller Park at Browns Plains later this year.
- New play equipment, furniture and connecting paths have already been installed in Coronation Park at Boronia Heights.
- The makeovers, collectively worth $1.15 million, have been made possible through 2020/2021 Budget funding and Division 7 Councillor Tim Frazer’s Local Infrastructure funding.
Highlights of the upgrades include:
- The extension of the skate bowl at Highland Park with new modular skate elements on the riding surface and better drainage.
- New play equipment, furniture and connecting paths at Coronation Park.
- • Forestglen Park will get new shelters with picnic tables and BBQs. Playground equipment will be upgraded with a soft fall surface and shade sails along with the installation of new exercise equipment, a drinking fountain and rubbish bins.
- A new shelter will be built at Waller Park near the skate bowl.
- All modifications will increase access for those with mobility impairment.
City Lifestyle Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski said Council is making parks more inclusive by increasing recreational options.
“Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or you’re just trying to keep your kids occupied, Council is always looking at ways to provide something for all ages,” Cr Koranski said.
“We’ve also gone to great lengths to ensure these parks are as inclusive as possible with facilities that are accessible for all abilities.
“Parks are an essential public service and Council is committed to ensuring that our residents get the sort of parks that help them better connect with their community.”
Cr Frazer said the community would see a big difference in all three parks when the works are completed later this year.
“These parks play a big role in the quality of life for local residents,” Cr Frazer said.
“That’s why it’s important that they have the sort of amenities that allow everyone to enjoy them.
“Council has designed these parks to ensure everyone, from children to adults can connect with the outdoors and enjoy their neighbourhood.”