A new BMX track has opened as part of a $471,000 upgrade of a Wellington Point park.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the works carried out at EGW Wood Park at Wellington Point were funded under the second phase of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
“This year Council is investing $7 million in local parks and playground, taking the spend in the past two years to around $20 million. And this funding from the Australian Government is part of more than $5.3 million being invested in Redlands Coast community infrastructure under phase 2 of the LRCI stimulus funding,” Cr Williams said.
“We have some of the best parks in South East Queensland and this investment will give local families even more reason to get out and enjoy time together.”
Division 1 Councillor Wendy Boglary said the new BMX pump track integrated into the existing track and included multiple loops.
“The upgrade also included installing sandstone blocks, a picnic table, seating and shelter, as well as a drinking fountain with bottle filler, and also a tap and dog bowl,” Cr Boglary said.
“Improvements were also made to the footpaths servicing the park and changes to the cricket nets, while more plants and turf were put in.”
It is stage 2 of recent upgrades for the park, with stage 1 funded through Council’s Community Infrastructure Program in 2019, Cr Boglary said.
The Australian Government’s LRCI program supports local councils to deliver priority projects while supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.