‘All aboard, direct line, no stops to Martin Rungert Park’
  • Thursday 16 February 2012

This will soon be the call for local Mooloolah children playing on the new and revitalised bright red train in the popular Martin Rungert Park playground thanks to Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said after 15 years of regular use the popular but ailing train and carriage was undergoing a much needed facelift.

"The old train’s timber panels were worn and peeling while the frame was rotten and failing," she said.

"Full credit must go to our skilled council staff from the Parks and Gardens Infrastructure Maintenance Team who carried out the train and carriage refurbishment and provided high quality outcomes at significant savings to the community."

The refurbishment works to the train and carriage commenced on Friday 11 February and are scheduled to be completed tomorrow (Thursday 16 February).

Cr McKay said the revamped train and carriage provided the finishing touch to the full playground upgrade.

"Visitors to Martin Rungert Park have already been enjoying the refurbished playground that was completed in December as part of council’s capital replacement programme and are now eagerly awaiting the much-loved red train and carriage to round out the works," she said.

"The train and carriage joins with several fun interactive pieces including a xylabug (xylophone), Mantis Horn, lady bug rocker and spider web rocker.

"Other works included the replacement of the main fort structure in the open play area with new equipment, a new turf batter, bark top up, rubber wear pads and replacement of existing equipment.

"Vegetation trimming of trees within the park provides better visibility and lighting."