Dick Caplick Park, Eumundi - playground project update from Cr Rogerson (Div 10)
Cr Greg Rogerson has announced that the Dick Caplick Park playground is receiving a much needed upgrade.
"The park is a valuable open space area as well as a significant asset for locals and tourists alike and the new additional playground features will encourage many more people to use this wonderful park." he said.
Cr Rogerson said "Following on from the last community update in 2014, council would like to announce the latest progress towards the upgrade of the Dick Caplick Park playground in Eumundi.
The concept plan presented in the last project news has allowed council to prepare a staging plan for the upgrades to the park and playground over time. Council have also used the concept plan to inform the construction plans for the new work about to occur in the Dick Caplick Park playground.
The first stage will start in mid 2015. Future stages will be delivered as funding becomes available.
In the coming weeks you will notice construction work being conducted in and around the playground. The soft fall zone is being refilled to comply with safety standards, some of the playground pieces are being refurbished and other elements will be replaced. This work is part of council’s commitment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of playgrounds throughout the region."
PLANS INCLUDE A "RICKETY BRIDGE" & FORT PLAY ZONE
Also included, as part of the Dick Caplick park's upgrade is a "Rickety Bridge" and Fort Play zone, constructed by Coorora Woodworkers between two fig trees.
General Manager of ECCO, Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher said "This is a similar concept to the walking bridge and fort at New Farm Park in Brisbane."
The extra project at Dick Caplick Park is to be funded by ECCO (Eumundi Combined Community Organisation), EDCA (Eumundi District Community Association) and Sunshine Coast Council Councilors (Cr Greg Rogerson & Cr Steve Robinson) for $25k.
Concept Sketch Plan for Rickety Bridge component in Park prepared by LARK Landscape & Urban Design based in Eudlo, Sunshine Coast.
Key features of Sunshine Coast Council project component:
important drainage work
refilling the soft fall zone
replacement of worn-out play elements
introduction of new play elements and
the play train will remain and be upgraded
in stage two.
Where to from here
Council’s project team will send the prepared
construction plans out to tender.
Council will evaluate all tenders and award a
contract to the successful bidder.
Once a contract is awarded construction of stage
one work will be scheduled to commence in mid
2015 and will take place over a period of 10-12
weeks (weather dependent).
Once construction commences traffic conditions
will vary throughout the project.
Council will notify the community of future work
as funding becomes available.