Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


The development of Langford Park in Eton is starting to take shape.

A master plan for the area has been developed based on feedback that was gathered during the community consultation activities in November last year.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was committed to improving liveability across the whole region.

“These upgrades will ensure Eton residents have a viable option close by for birthday parties, play dates and other social activities,” Mayor Williamson said.

“The work will take place in four stages, which will see the whole precinct upgraded, subject to funding,” he said.

“Stage one works are expected to commence in the 2024-2025 financial year.

“As part of stage one, the existing playground will be replaced with new play equipment, including a roofed shade structure and covered seating for parents. It will also be relocated closer to the park’s oval.

“The new play equipment will cater for a wide range of ages, from toddlers to children aged up to 12 years-old, and the area will be fully fenced.”

Other work being undertaken as part of stage one includes:

• A formalised entry from Hill Street with a 1.5-metre-wide concrete path connecting to the picnic and playground facilities.

• A new picnic shelter with an electric barbecue and picnic setting overlooking the park’s oval.

• Footy goal posts added to the oval.

• A retrofitted lockable gate to the internal road to prevent vehicles cutting through the park (the gate can be opened to allow access when needed by the Pony Club or others using the park).

• Water bubbler and additional shade trees.

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