Keeping Childers cool with $100k election promise
INCUMBENT Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett is set to splash the cash in Childers if the LNP wins the upcoming state election.
He’s committed $100,000 towards a water play area at the local swimming pool.
Mr Bennett said he was in talks with Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey and Deputy Mayor Bill Trevor to develop a zero-depth splash-pad in Childers.
“I know how important the local swimming pool is to this community which is why I pushed so hard for the upgrades in the first place,” he said.
“The play area will provide a wonderful, safe area for families to visit with their kids, without having to travel into Bundaberg to make use of the zero-depth facility here at the Norville Swimming Pool.
“We are a water loving region here in the Burnett and with summer approaching, I know mums, dads, children and grandparents will all be looking for ways to cool off.”
He said a zero-depth water play area or “splash-pad” would provide a safe and welcoming environment for people of all ages.
“I look forward to working with the community and the Bundaberg Regional Council to develop a detailed plan for the water play area into the future,” he said.