Park upgrades a good excuse for summer barbecue

Published 06 October 2021

Sandstone Point park upgrades

Families at Sandstone Point will have a new and improved space to watch their kids play and grow thanks to a $200,000 Federal Government grant to transform Aird Street Park into a community space.

Mayor Peter Flannery said lifestyle and recreational facilities were top priority as the region prepares for huge population growth over the coming decades.

“This is a wonderful investment that will create a safe and appealing place for families and friends to socialise, exercise and get together throughout the week and on the weekends,” he said.

“With more families moving not only to Sandstone Point but to the whole region, it’s important for Council to provide them with up-to-date parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities.

“These upgrades include a new playground area, landscaping and barbecue upgrades, which will be perfect to take advantage of as the weather warms up.

“I would like to thank the Federal Government for supporting this project through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program and for helping Council deliver projects that fulfill the needs of growing communities.”

Division 1 Councillor Brooke Savige said these works were in direct response to the request of residents for more outdoor recreational areas.

“The greater Bribie Island and surrounds area is getting a makeover as we continue to upgrade our local parks and community infrastructure right across Division 1,” she said.

“I hope projects like this show that I’m not only listening to the needs of my community, but I’m delivering on the projects that actually matter to the community.

“Aird Street Park is already a great hang out for residents, but I hope this makes it all the more nicer and activates this space for more locals to enjoy.

“I can’t wait to see some families enjoying the new facilities and a few snags on the barbecue over summer.”

Works will begin in November or December 2021 depending on equipment lead time, and are estimated to take six weeks to complete, weather permitting.