Construction on the region's highly-anticipated Fairways Park is about to begin.
Thanks to funding support from the Australian Government's Building Better Regions Fund, and from the Queensland Government's Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package, Lockyer Valley Regional Council will soon break soil on construction of the new facility.
The Building Better Regions Fund support for Fairways Park (Stage 1a) will involve the construction of a multi-element playground with picnic facilities and public amenities, footpaths and landscaping for the community and visitors to enjoy.
Stages 1b,1c and 1 d are funded by the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package and will include a learn to ride course with imitation road signage, pump tracks, dog park, nature play elements, shelters, barbecues and more.
Located at Lot 902, Fairway Drive, Kensington Grove, the all-abilities park will be a hub for family and community gatherings and offer enjoyable experiences for children and adults alike.
Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said Council was excited to see this project come to life.
"What we want is for this park to become a vibrant community hub.
"This is an exciting project and one that for us as a Council, we are so eager to see brought to life because it is the first time our community has been involved in a park design from the very beginning.
"We thank both the Australian and Queensland Governments for the funding support they have provided to this project, which will benefit our community for many years to come," Mayor Milligan said.
The successful contractor, TLCC, has significant experience with similar projects of this scale and will engage local contractors and suppliers, where possible, for relevant parts of the project.
The construction of Fairways Park Stage 1 is expected to begin next month, with works to be completed by July 2021, weather permitting.
Council and the contractors will ensure appropriate wildlife and environmental practices are used to preserve as much of the natural environment as possible. Construction fencing and signage will be present to ensure the safety of workers and the public. Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and thanks all residents for their patience during construction.
The Fairways Park Stage 1b, 1c and 1d is a joint initiative of Lockyer Valley Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
For a detailed project overview, please visit our Engagement Hub at https://lockyervalley.engagementhub.com.au/ or contact Council on 1300 005 872.