Inclusive playground project to support up to 15 jobs

Date published: 30 May 2019

Townsville City Council is spending $300,000 to refurbish Aplins Weir Rotary Park as part of its commitment to improving Townsville parks.

The project will replace most of the children’s playground with inclusive equipment, install new drinking fountains and park seats and make minor repairs to pathways.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the Mundingburra project will support up to 15 jobs.

“It’s great to mark the start of another Council project that will employ local workers,” Cr Hill said.

“We are replacing most of the playground facilities, but we are keeping the liberty swing – the wheelchair friendly swing attracts people from across the city,” Cr Hill said.

“Our plans will turn Aplins Weir Rotary Park will into an inclusive playground that will suit children of all ages and all abilities – it is a really exciting project.

“This is part of our commitment to improve Townsville parks and open spaces and it is part of our almost $400 million infrastructure spend.”

Local Councillor Maurie Soars said the refurbishment will be popular with families across the city.

“The finished product will be a major drawcard for families – the inclusive play equipment will cater for people of all abilities,” Cr Soars said.

“We’re working to create a fitter and healthier community and this park will be a great place for kids to get active.”

Council thanks residents for their patience while the work is completed – the area will be closed until the end of June.