Just in time for the cooler weather, Blackwater Rotary Park has re-opened to the public with new facilities fit for weekend crowds.
In addition to the planned soft fall area, the existing amenities block and barbecues were replaced, extra seating and shade shelters were installed and concreting works were completed.
Two local contractors, TWS Constructions and Shamrock Constructions worked simultaneously to complete these upgrades by the end of March 2021.
Rotary Club President, Eric Norton, has said the town will benefit greatly from these new facilities.
‘It is a great asset for the town,’ Eric Norton said.
‘We are thankful to the Council for supporting us in being able to provide this initiative to the community,’ he said.
The upgraded park will complement the new adjacent skatepark, which is set for completion early next financial year, creating a multipurpose community hub.
‘This is all about liveability, really looking at how these spaces will be used and providing good value for our residents,’ Mayor Kerry Hayes said.
This project was a joint initiative of the Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
‘As one of the first of our 2020-21 COVID Works for Queensland to be completed, we are looking forward to unveiling more great outcomes for our communities over the coming months,’ Mayor Hayes said.