The Adventure begins at Warrina Lakes with Construction of Nature Play


The adventure begins at Warrina Lakes Community Parklands with the construction of a $780,000 Nature Play area featuring an enchanted palm forest, slides, and fort nestled amongst a native flora garden designed especially for children. area

Cassowary Coast Councillor for Infrastructure Services Nicholas Pervan said this initiative aims to immerse children of all ages in the wonders of the outdoors while fostering environmental awareness and overall wellbeing.

“During extensive community consultation earlier this year there was a high level of enthusiasm for a nature-inspired play space, Cr. Pervan said.

“The proposed design collected widespread approval, with residents expressing their preferences for various elements and themes.

“Council has incorporated these insights to ensure the final design authentically captures the essence of our local environment and aligns with community needs.”

The nature play area will feature a diverse array of elements, including slides, timber steppers, balance beams, an enchanted palm forest, a climbing net, and a fort equipped with a talking tube.

Construction will be undertaken by playground specialists ‘Miles of Landscaping’ with commencement on Monday 20 May 2024 with completion targeted for 30 June 2024.

The Nature Play Project has been proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Queensland Minister for Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works Meghan Scanlon said the Queensland Government was proud to be investing in projects like the Nature Play Project through its Works for Queensland Program.

“Investing in these types of projects will bring a great benefit to the local community and support jobs,” Minister Scanlon said.

“Our Works for Queensland program is delivering valuable local projects that are creating jobs, delivering better infrastructure and services, and improving the lives of regional Queenslanders.”

Regular updates on progress, milestones, and opportunities for engagement will be published through our website, social media platforms, and community newsletters, ensuring stakeholders remain informed and involved throughout the process.

To prioritise safety, temporary fencing has been erected around all construction zones, highlighting the Council's commitment to protecting workers and the community. Council is committed to the safety and amenity of residents, visitors, and workers and will reduce construction impacts on the community whenever possible.

To view the final nature play designs and engagement summary report, please visit Council's Your Say Page