Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Child's play for Christsen Park Redevelopment

Media Release

FN108/2017

07 July 2017

Joint release with:

Jack Dempsey

Mayor for Bundaberg Regional Council

Keith Pitt

Federal Member for Hinkler
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment

  • Stage two of the Christsen Park Redevelopment is now complete and officially open
  • The park now provides first class play facilities for the children of Bargara
  • The Coalition Government invested over $400,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund

Bargara residents have gathered today for the official opening of the completed Christsen Park Redevelopment project, with the revitalisation of the park to provide a much welcome modern green space for families and community events.

Attending the opening, Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said Christsen Park had been transformed into a great location for family and community gatherings which includes modern play spaces, walking tracks and cooking facilities.

“Christsen Park is in a stunning location where children can play on the new equipment, then go for a swim at the adjacent Basin Lagoon on hot summer days,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and providing first class recreation facilities is key to that.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the Coalition Government was pleased to partner with Bundaberg Regional Council to deliver much needed community infrastructure along with an important boost to the local economy.

“The park upgrade created 23 local jobs during construction and this is in addition to the potential increase in spending from visitors to the Basin and Kelly's Beach area,” Mr Pitt said.

“The new facilities include four shelter sheds, dedicated play areas for children, a barbecue area with seating, an amenities block, and pathways and landscaping.”

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey said the project, through its redesign, has provided a safe recreation environment for the families who are utilising it as well as an economic stimulus for the many local contractors and suppliers who engaged with the Christsen Park redevelopment.

“Christsen Park is another example of federal support funding allowing Council to get on with the job of providing infrastructure and facilities for the benefit of visitors and locals alike,” Cr Dempsey said.

This $851,078 project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($401,078) and Bundaberg Regional Council ($450,000).