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New fencing to support safety at Dalby Lions Park

Cr Carolyn Tillman visits the Dalby Lions Park with Glenn and Julianne Shipway and their grandson

One of Dalby’s much-loved parks has received a new fence to enhance the appearance and safety of the facility as part of Western Downs Regional Council’s capital works program.

The new black powder coated fence adds an impressive aesthetic to the park while ensuring children are kept safe from highway traffic.

Council Spokesperson for Recreational Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the upgrade of Dalby Lions Park not only enhances the look of the facility but will also entice travellers to use it as a resting spot.

“Council has provided many upgrades to this park over the years however the striking new fence adds another great feature to the space,” Cr Tillman said.

“Our parks and open spaces play a big part in our active vibrant communities so I’m proud to see so many advancements happening around the region as part of our capital works programs.

“The Dalby Lions Park features toddler appropriate play equipment and this fence adds an important safety feature ensuring the little ones are kept well away from the road which gives parents that extra peace of mind.

“This park is the perfect facility for travellers as it offers public toilets and is the prime position on the Moonie Highway to offer our visitors a nice place to stop, rest and spend some extra time in our town.”

Lions Club member Julianne Shipway played an instrumental part in instigating the new equipment and fencing at the park.

“The Lions Club of Dalby established the park and it’s been there for as long as I can remember, however, I noticed it needed an upgrade for the needs of younger children in our community,” Mrs Shipway said.

“Since the new equipment and fencing has been put in, I’ve noticed a lot more people bringing their children to the park and there seems to be someone there all the time because it’s in the perfect location.

“On top of the Council upgrades, the Lions Club are also looking to complete more work on the picnic shelter area for our Centennial Lions Project.”

The Dalby Lion’s Park is located on the corner of Curtis Street and the Moonie Highway in Dalby.

To find out more about Council’s upcoming works and projects visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or contact 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).

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