Construction of Shade Sails Completed at Melton Park Biloela

Construction of Shade Sails Completed at Melton Park Biloela

Published: 26th March 2024

Banana Shire Council is pleased to announce the successful completion of the construction of new shade sails at Melton Park, Biloela, as part of the Works for Queensland 2021-24 program. The addition of these shade sails enhances the park's amenities, providing a shaded area for families to enjoy.


The construction of the shade sails was a total investment of $160,000, with Banana Shire Council contributing $100,000 towards the project. This project highlights Council’s commitment to improving community resources.


Mayor Nev Ferrier expressed his satisfaction with the project, stating, "These new shade sails are a fantastic addition to Melton Park. They offer families the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities while staying protected from that intense CQ weather."


Assistant Minister for Local Government Ali King said the Miles Government was investing in communities right across the state, with the Melton Park project receiving $60,000 through Works for Queensland.


"Our Works for Queensland program ensures that 65 councils in regional Queensland, get community infrastructure they need and make these regions even better places," Ms King said.


"This is delivering good jobs where they are needed most, with Banana Shire Council advising this project will support six jobs."


Installed on January 19th, 2024, the construction of the shade sails was completed over a span of six months. This timeline included the manufacturing of materials, installation of footings, and allowing sufficient time for concrete to set and strengthen, followed by the installation of posts and shades.


Banana Shire Council extends its thanks to the community for their patience and cooperation throughout the construction process and invites residents to explore and enjoy the enhanced amenities at Melton Park.