As part of Council’s acknowledgement of the changing modern world, free wireless internet is now available to residents visiting Mitchelton’s Sid Loder Park and Teralba Park at Everton Park. The Wi-Fi hotspots are up and running as one of more than 20 new sites across the city. The Wi-Fi in Sid Loder Park, Mitchelton, is just one of the new additions that come with the renovated and upgraded library.

“The popularity of free Wi-Fi access has demonstrated that internet access is important to many of Brisbane’s residents and visitors,” Cr Wines said.

The new program means users will be able to surf the web or check emails while enjoying some of Brisbane’s best green spaces. Currently there are no download limits at the new sites and specific filtering systems are used as part of the service to ensure only appropriate material is being accessed. Council has allocated $2 million to rollout the program, as well as another $413,000 for the continued Wi-Fi service in all of Council’s 33 libraries. This is in addition to the $7 million invested into upgrading and maintaining local and district parks across the city.