Gayndah Lions Park Set for Improvements

Aug 16, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

On 7 June 2010, Sapper Jacob Moerland was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan whilst deployed on Mentoring Task Force – 1.

Members of Jacob’s unit, the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, of the 7th Combat Brigade (2 CER) continues to honour his sacrifice through ongoing support to ANZAC Day commemorations, school visits and the commitment of future community engagements in Gayndah.

From Thursday, 15 August 2 CER will arriving in Gayndah to complete combat engineer training and improvements on the Gayndah Lions Park.

Working together with Council, 2CER will further develop the Gayndah Lions Park for the community through the construction of permanent foot bridges in the park and improving existing walking tracks by concreting foot paths.

Whilst in Gayndah, 2 CER will be also conducting a bridging and watermanship training exercise with the Medium Girder Bridge (MGB), Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB), and small watercraft in and around the Burnett River and Gayndah township.  This is the first time 2 CER has conducted a major exercise in Gayndah and the first with new IRB and MGB.

2 CER will be based at the Gayndah Showgrounds from Thursday, 15 August through to Tuesday, 10 September, with exercises being undertaken from Saturday, 17 August until Tuesday, 6 September.  The Gayndah Lions Park will be closed to the public from Tuesday, 20 August until works are complete.

For further information, please contact Council’s Media team on 1300 MY NBRC or email

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