The playground set to feature in Stage 2 of the Rockhampton riverbank development.
The playground set to feature in Stage 2 of the Rockhampton riverbank development. Cotributed

Slice of playground paradise to hit Rocky riverbank

ROCKHAMPTON will soon has its own taste of South-East Queensland, with the new riverbank playground to mirror one at Brisbane's iconic Southbank.

The playground is set to soon go out to tender after Rockhampton Regional Council last week gave final approval to the finished designs.

"We are very excited to be bringing what we believe is going to be North Queensland's best playground to the families of our region," Cr Strelow said.

"We've had so many people talk to us about the South Bank playground and how amazing it is and now we will deliver something as equally spectacular."

Cr Strelow said council had heard community demands for good sun protection loud and clear.

"We are confident that families are going to love the playground all year round with a mix of natural shade and plenty of shade sails to keep everyone covered," she said.

"The playground will also be built on a raised platform, so that in most circumstances it is above flood level, but should the need occur, it can be completely removed."

The playground is part of the second stage of the riverbank development.

Stage one is well under way, with the rotunda between East and Denham Streets set to be removed by October.



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