Ramps to Fitzroy Adventure Playground now complete

Published on 07 August 2020

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Two recently completed ramps leading to the Fitzroy Adventure Playground, as well as a new all-abilities amenities block, have made the area even more convenient and enjoyable for families.   

The project is made possible through $1.09 million in funding from Round 3 of the Works for Queensland program.

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that smaller projects such as this one made a big difference to the community.

“The $600 million Works for Queensland program and the new $200 million COVID Works for Queensland plan are both an integral part of creating and supporting jobs across the State,” he said.

“This is about mobilising Queensland’s council workforces and ensuring that the plan we have for economic stimulus and recovery is already happening and this is proof that it is.

“Rockhampton Regional Council has received more than $30 million for projects across the two Works for Queensland programs, which equates to about 800 jobs here alone.”

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the amenities block and ramps make a great addition to the area.

“The Fitzroy Adventure Park was already an incredibly popular play space for families right in the city’s CBD,” he said.

“This project, however, will make a big difference for families and people of all abilities visiting the area.

 “It is wonderful to see Council consistently put forward projects like this, which are designed to really enhance our Region for the people who live here and visit.

“Projects such as this simply wouldn’t get done without the Works for Queensland program.”

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said Council was proud to deliver a project the community had asked for.

“The incredibly popular Fitzroy Adventure Playground is a stunning play area which forms one of the centrepieces of the revitalised Riverside Precinct,” said Mayor Strelow.

“This project was about taking an area that was already well-loved, and making it more accessible and convenient for everyone.

“We are very glad to deliver this with the help of the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.”

Councillor Cherie Rutherford, Council Spokesperson for Parks and Public Spaces, said she was glad to see families already making use of the ramps and amenities block.

“These additions not only look fantastic, they ensure that the area is more convenient and more enjoyable for anyone visiting,” said Cr Rutherford.

“If you haven’t been to the Fitzroy Adventure Playground in a while I definitely recommend heading out as a family and taking a look.”