Northview Park play equipment renewal

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Above: Artist's illustration of new equipment. Video does not include existing equipment that is to remain.

We can’t wait for you to enjoy the fun new equipment and thank you for your patience.

Council is excited to announce that some play equipment and the roofed shade structure will be replaced in Northview Park. This project is a joint initiative of Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

WHILE EQUIPMENT RENEWAL IS UNDERWAY, THIS PLAYGROUND IS EXPECTED TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM MONDAY APRIL 20 TO THE END OF JUNE 2020, WEATHER PERMITTING.

We would like to advise that the public toilets and picnic facilities will remain operational.

The following new items will replace existing equipment:

• Two larger climbing towers
• Small combination play unit
• Carousel with rails
• Two single-seat spring rockers.
• Roofed shade structure

The following existing items will be remain:
• Digger
• Swing set
• Play equipment beneath roofed shade structure

Looking for an alternative playground whilst Northview Park’s playground is under construction?
You can visit: Baxter Drive Park, Glenfields Drive Park, Jardine Drive Park, Mansfield Drive Park. Annie
Woods Park or the new Mackay Sugar Bowl co-located with the PCYC on Park Drive off Norris Road.

We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

This project has received $598,782 funding by Works for Queensland.


Above: Artist's illustration of new equipment. Video does not include existing equipment that is to remain.

We can’t wait for you to enjoy the fun new equipment and thank you for your patience.

Council is excited to announce that some play equipment and the roofed shade structure will be replaced in Northview Park. This project is a joint initiative of Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

WHILE EQUIPMENT RENEWAL IS UNDERWAY, THIS PLAYGROUND IS EXPECTED TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM MONDAY APRIL 20 TO THE END OF JUNE 2020, WEATHER PERMITTING.

We would like to advise that the public toilets and picnic facilities will remain operational.

The following new items will replace existing equipment:

• Two larger climbing towers
• Small combination play unit
• Carousel with rails
• Two single-seat spring rockers.
• Roofed shade structure

The following existing items will be remain:
• Digger
• Swing set
• Play equipment beneath roofed shade structure

Looking for an alternative playground whilst Northview Park’s playground is under construction?
You can visit: Baxter Drive Park, Glenfields Drive Park, Jardine Drive Park, Mansfield Drive Park. Annie
Woods Park or the new Mackay Sugar Bowl co-located with the PCYC on Park Drive off Norris Road.

We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

This project has received $598,782 funding by Works for Queensland.


  • Project Update #4: Monday, June 29, 2020

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    30 June, 2020
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    Enjoy the new play equipment! This project is now complete.

    Northview Park playground in Glenella is now open to the public and is already proving extremely popular!

    The impressive new play unit features two three-story, interconnected climbing towers measuring 7.6m in height. The towers are the first of their kind to be installed in Queensland by the manufacturer. The small combination unit, old carousel and two single-seat spring rockers have also been replaced with newer models.

    Make a date to visit the park with your family these school holidays!


  • Project Update #3: Monday, June 15, 2020

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    16 June, 2020
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    The new shade structure is complete and installation of the towers is under way

    We are full steam ahead. All of the old play equipment has been removed and the new roofed shade structure has been erected to ensure weather protection is provided to the existing equipment underneath which is to remain. Installation of the new climbing towers and other pieces of play equipment are under way.

    We would like to remind the community while the equipment is being renewed, that the Northview Park playground is expected to be closed until the end of June. During construction the public toilets and picnic facilities will remain operational.

    Looking for an alternative playground whilst Northview Park’s playground is under construction?
    You can visit: Baxter Drive Park, Glenfields Drive Park, Jardine Drive Park, Mansfield Drive Park. Annie Woods Park or the new Mackay Sugar Bowl co-located with the PCYC on Park Drive off Norris Road.

    We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

    Above: Artist's illustration of new equipment. Image does not include existing equipment that is to remain.

    This Works for Queensland project is delivering jobs for regional Queensland and funded by the Queensland Government

  • Project Update #2: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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    16 June, 2020
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    Start date delayed due to poor weather

    Council wishes to advise that due to poor weather this project's start date has been delayed to Monday, April 20. 2020, weather permitting. The existing playground will remain operational for the April school holidays.

    We would like to remind the community while the equipment is being renewed, that the Northview Park playground is expected to be closed until the mid-June. During construction the public toilets and picnic facilities will remain operational.

    The following new items will replace existing equipment:

    • Two larger climbing towers
    • Small combination play unit
    • Carousel with rails
    • Two single-seat spring rockers.
    • Roofed shade structure

    The following existing items will be remain:
    • Digger
    • Swing set
    • Play equipment beneath roofed shade structure

    Looking for an alternative playground whilst Northview Park’s playground is under construction?
    You can visit: Baxter Drive Park, Glenfields Drive Park, Jardine Drive Park, Mansfield Drive Park. Annie Woods Park or the new Mackay Sugar Bowl co-located with the PCYC on Park Drive off Norris Road.

    We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

    This project has been funded by the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland program.

  • Project Update #1: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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    04 March, 2020
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    Work set to start Monday, March 9

    We are pleased to announce that on Monday, March 9, council will begin work to renew play equipment at Northview Park, weather permitting.

    The exciting new equipment will be a further attraction to the ideal surroundings that Northview Park offers.

    The successful tenderers are Woollam Construction for the civil and demolition works and Big Splash Enterprise for the play equipment supply and installation.

    We would like to remind the community while the equipment is being renewed that the playground is expected to be closed until the end of April. During construction the public toilets and picnic facilities will remain operational.

    The following new items will replace existing equipment:
    • Two larger climbing towers
    • Small combination play unit
    • Carousel with rails
    • Two single-seat spring rockers.
    • Roofed shade structure

    The following existing items will be remain:
    • Digger
    • Swing set
    • Play equipment beneath roofed shade structure

    Looking for an alternative playground whilst Northview Park’s playground is under construction?
    You can visit: Baxter Drive Park, Glenfields Drive Park, Jardine Drive Park, Mansfield Drive Park. Annie Woods Park or the new Mackay Sugar Bowl co-located with the PCYC on Park Drive off Norris Road.

    We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

    This project has been funded by the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland program.