Upgrades continue at Queanbeyan parks

17 February 2015

Upgrades to Queanbeyan's Waniassa Park and Don R Campbell Park are now complete with climbing and jumping equipment installed.

The upgrade of Don R Campbell Park is funded through Council's CityCARE program which has raised more than $5 million to fund the upgrade of the city's roads, footpaths and parks and sportsfields since 2010-11.

In 2014-15, $75,000 was allocated to the upgrade of Don R Campbell Park, located in Taylor Park, off High St. The existing playground at Don R Campbell has received an upgrade, while a new six metre high Wildnet Skyclimber has been installed adjacent to the existing playground incorporating rubber membrane seating. A Curvus spinner and a motocross spring rocker have also been installed.

The park upgrades at Waniassa Park are part of a larger project to construct the Federation Star. The Federation Star is now complete with a Federation Star-shaped concrete pad, gardens, bubbler, seating, pergola and double barbeque. To keep the kids amused while mum or dad use the barbecue, a double mini trampoline and a double "bumblebee" spring rocker have been installed. The work at Wanniassa Park complements the now maturing Sensory Garden across the street at Ray Morton Park.

Council allocated $45,000 towards the Waniassa Park upgrades and this was funded from general revenue.

The park upgrades at Waniassa Park are part of a larger project to construct the Federation Star. The Federation Star is now complete with a Federation Star-shaped concrete pad, gardens, bubbler, seating, pergola and double barbeque. To keep the kids amused while mum or dad use the barbecue, a double mini trampoline and a double "bumblebee" spring rocker have been installed. The work at Wanniassa Park complements the now maturing Sensory Garden across the street at Ray Morton Park.

Council allocated $45,000 towards the Waniassa Park upgrades and this was funded from general revenue.

"Queanbeyan City Council has a very strong commitment to upgrades its parks and sportsfields and the introduction of the CityCARE program has made much of this work possible," Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

 "Since the program was introduced in the 2010-11 financial year, Council has allocated more than $1.4 million towards the upgrades of local parks and sportsfields."

Other works scheduled for Queanbeyan's parks and sportsfields during 2014-15 includes:

  • Wright Park, stabilise and level playing surfaces - $50,000
  • Seiffert Oval upgrade - $1.05m
  • Queanbeyan Park, replace light poles - $80,000 (CityCARE)
  • Heather McKay Tennis Courts, upgrade amenities - $145,000 (CityCARE)
  • Lambert Park, training lights ($45,000)
  • Henderson Rd Park upgrades - $250,000
  • Taylor Park, upgrade irrigation - $50,000 (CityCARE)

"The CityCARE program aims to deliver great results for the Queanbeyan community and will continue into the future," Cr Overall said.

"Queanbeyan is blessed to have such a large number of public playgrounds and sportsfields and Council will continue to maintain and upgrade them."

For more information contact Tonia Liosatos - Communications Coordinator - 02 6285 6588.