Fibre reinforced plastic walkway improves Burrum Heads beach access

A NEW walkway linking the growing western section of Burrum Heads with Lions Park, the boat ramp and the best beach in town is made of fibre reinforced plastic.

A new walkway in Burrum Heads is helping improve access to Lions Park, the popular swimming beach and the boat ramp. PHOTO: Supplied.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the project, which included 120m of walkway, helped link Riverview Drive to Lions Park.

The structure included installing a 2.5m wide, 45m long boardwalk over the existing tidal zone.

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The boardwalk and decking are made of a composite material (fibre reinforced plastic) which is expected to last longer than timber and need less maintenance.

The $420,000 project was funded as a component of the $750,000 Jetties, Pier and Burrum Heads Boardwalk resurfacing project through the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland Funding Program.

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Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders welcomed the opening of the new walkway.

“This is great news for the people of the Maryborough electorate, with the new walkway connecting the beautiful Burrum Heads,” Mr Saunders said.

“The pathway is a missing link in the network that will improve access for families to Burrum Heads’ popular swimming beach and Lions Park.

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“The project has also helped to deliver jobs for locals as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.”

Cr Seymour said the walkway would be popular over the Christmas and Easter periods.

“Lions Park and the boat ramp car park are the location of the very popular Easter fishing competition,” he said.

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In its recent budget, Council allocated $7.9-million for parks, pools and playgrounds capital works and $3.6-million for footpaths and bikeways.

“Our aim is to fill in the gaps in the existing footpath network to enable more people to access more places across the Fraser Coast,” Cr Seymour said.

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