Nanango BSSM Bob Shaw, Jane Erkens from the Nanango Tourism and Development Association, and HNCF chairman Wendy Zerbst.
Nanango BSSM Bob Shaw, Jane Erkens from the Nanango Tourism and Development Association, and HNCF chairman Wendy Zerbst.

Fundraising progress for Nanango inclusive playground

HERITAGE Nanango Community Branch has committed to matching donations for a campaign to bring an inclusive playground to Nanango.

Heritage Nanango Community Branch and joint venture partner Heritage Nanango Community Fund (HNCF) have committed to matching community donations towards the project on a $3-for-$1 basis.

Nanango mother Cheryl Warner initiated the campaign in May last year.

Her campaign has quickly gained momentum, with the South Burnett community getting behind it.

An informal group of local businesses and community members - with support from the South Burnett Regional Council for construction - launched a community fundraising drive to bring the inclusive playground to life.

The project needs to achieve a fundraising goal of $80,000 for construction to begin at Butter Factory Park.

This is now more achievable than ever thanks to Heritage and HNCF.

HNCF chairman Wendy Zerbst said she was supportive of the cause.

"Together with Heritage, we're delighted to support the inclusive playground project up to a maximum of $60,000 over the coming year," Ms Zerbst said.

"This will reduce the amount the community needs to raise by almost 75 per cent.

"The playground will provide a sensory park and play equipment that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. Currently there are no other facilities like this in Nanango, so it will provide huge benefits for so many people in our community."

A fundraising tally board is in the Heritage Nanango Community Branch, so the community can follow the progress towards the $80,000 goal.