Pioneer Park was badly damaged by three floods in three years.
Pioneer Park was badly damaged by three floods in three years. Robyne Cuerel

Mary River walkway wrecked in floods still not fixed

A WALKWAY and bridge in a Tinana park that was damaged in the 2010 and 2011 floods have still not been repaired.

Pioneer Park, which runs from the Lamington Bridge along the river, is used by families and children.

Concerns have been raised in recent days about the risk the broken structure poses to the safety of people visiting the park.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said contracts to repair the walkway beside the Mary River in Tinana would be released later this month.

He said because of the severity of the damage, council was forced to look for an alternative location to build a new walkway.

"Sections of the walkway were undermined when the riverbank was washed away in the floods," Cr O'Connell said.

"The repairs to a 240m section were also held up as council had to survey a new route for the walkway and talk with neighbouring landowners about moving the path.

"Council has received funds from the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements to undertake the work."

He said council received almost $25 million in NDRRA funding to carry out repairs to roads and infrastructure following the floods.