30 new native trees for park

THIRTY new native trees have been planted by Southern Downs Regional Council at Australiana Park in Warwick.

Director of engineering Peter See told the council at its general meeting yesterday that the trees, which include varieties such as melaleuca, bottlebrush, acacia, brachychiton, eucalyptus, odonaea and others, would improve shade covering, attract native birds and improve the look of the park.

“Turf has also been placed around each shelter in the park to minimise mud being taken onto the slab, and we have 10 new table and chair sets ordered to replace the existing older ones,” Mr See told the SDRC Engineering Services committee yesterday.

Parks staff had also given the toilets a facelift with a fresh coat of paint, he said.

“All of this will greatly improve Australiana Park’s facilities and amenities, and make it a nicer park for people to enjoy,” Mr See said.

Materials for the revamp cost $13,285 and works are expected to be completed by the middle of next month.



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