Council keen on all-access park but more details needed
AN ALL-ACCCESS park, with play and exercise equipment for people with a disability, is a step closer after the South Burnett Regional Council voted to support the project at its June meeting.
Mayor Keith Campbell said the council was interested in the project
"We support it as a good initial concept but we do need some more information to come back in terms of the actual details,” he said.
"We're asking for more info to be brought back to us so we're not setting ourselves up for something that's going to come back to bite us.”
Cheryl Warner kick-started the idea few months ago but her original idea of building the equipment in Pioneer Park was altered.
Instead the council wants to put the sensory equipment in Nanango's Butter Factory Park.
Nanango Councillor Roz Frohloff said there were a couple of reasons why Butter Factory Park was a better location.
"It's already got a fence up around it,” she said.
"With the Sport and Recreation plan we are wanting a concrete path from the state primary school to the park which will make it easier for kids to get from school to the park.”
It's estimated the park will cost about $75,000 to build and there is talk Nanango Tourism and Development Association has been tasked with raising the money.
"The community has really got behind this all-access play area and there's heaps of talk about what sort of the fundraising we're going to do,” Cr Frohloff said.
Some of the ideas include a dinner, a concert and chasing grants from the state and federal governments.
"I can't see that they won't get the $75,000,” Cr Frohloff said.