Construction on Noosa’s Hinterland Adventure Playground will finally begin next year.
The nature-based playground at Cooroy will cater for kids of all ages and abilities, with a flying fox, climbing structures and a creek-style water play area.
The $5.2 million project has proved somewhat of a challenge. Construction should have already started, but has been delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said council staff had been working through the planning approval process, which was almost complete.
“Construction was delayed slightly while we reviewed the 2020/2021 Capital Works Program in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic,” she explained.
“But residents can rest assured the project is progressing and we anticipate work starting in the New Year.”
Noosa has committed $1 million to the playground project in this year’s budget. The state government is contributing $2.78 million.
Cr Stewart said council was finalising the scope of works to suit the budget and requirements of the Cooroy site.
Once the process is complete, staff will prepare a report for council seeking approval to start construction.
“We look forward to receiving the report in the coming months,” Cr Stewart said.
New car parking spaces and toilet facilities will also be build as part of the development.