The Tweed Shire Council has released concept designs of a proposed upgrade to Les Burger Fields in Bogangar – and they want our feedback.
The plans include construction of a multi-function half basketball court area, as well as additional seating and landscaping, to accompany the existing skate park.
Mayor of Tweed Katie Milne said: “It’s really important that we get the plan right and make this youth space as fun, friendly and as safe as possible.”
Council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, added that it was necessary to expand the youth space to cater for the Tweed Coast’s growing population.
“Les Burger Fields is an important recreational facility, because it is centrally located on the Tweed Coast between Kingscliff and Pottsville. So Council is keen to hear what locals think about the upgrade concept plans,” said Ms Stinson.
The upgrade and expansion follows on from recommendations in Council’s Youth Strategy and Action Plan adopted in 2013.
Since late 2015, Council officers have been meeting with representatives from a range of groups, including Tweed Coast Raiders Junior Rugby League Sport Club, Cabarita Bogangar Residents Association, Cabarita Youth Service, and the Lions Club of Cabarita Beach and Pottsville Beach to develop the concept plan.
“The skate park and other existing facilities at Les Burger Field are well utilised and these improvements will make it even more of a focal point for young people and their families,” Ms Stinson said.