Australian Zoo kids corner shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Australia Zoo Kids Corner

Versatile Structures was contracted by Australia Zoo to design and install a visually appealing and functional shade solution for the Kids Corner area, specifically over a giant jumping pillow. This project presented unique challenges, including time constraints and the need to accommodate existing trees. As the primary contractor, Versatile Structures took full responsibility for the design, project delivery, and quality control measures.

Design Options and Custom Membrane:

To ensure the shade structure complemented the vibrant atmosphere of the Kids Corner, Versatile Structures proposed four unique designs for consideration. The chosen design incorporated a colourful, UV-protected custom membrane, offering both shade and protection from harmful sun rays. The membrane was carefully selected to ensure durability and longevity, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for children visiting the zoo.

Accommodating Existing Trees and Time Restraints:

One of the project's significant challenges was working around existing trees in the Kids’ Corner area while still providing adequate shade coverage. Versatile Structures' experienced team skilfully integrated the shade structure design with the natural surroundings, accommodating the existing trees and maintaining their integrity. Additionally, strict time restraints were successfully managed, ensuring the project was completed before the Christmas school holiday deadline, providing a shaded and enjoyable experience for visiting children.

About Australia Zoo:

Australia Zoo is a renowned 700-acre zoo located in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah and the Glass House Mountains. Established by the late Steve Irwin and his family, the zoo is a popular tourist attraction known for its dedication to wildlife conservation and education. It offers visitors an immersive experience with a wide variety of animal exhibits and interactive opportunities.


Versatile Structures successfully completed the installation of a shade structure for the Kids Corner area at Australia Zoo. Overcoming unique challenges, including accommodating existing trees and strict time restraints, our team delivered an aesthetically pleasing and functional shade solution. The custom membrane design provided UV protection and vibrant colors, enhancing the Kids Corner's appeal. As one of Queensland's iconic attractions, Australia Zoo continues to provide an engaging and educational experience for visitors, with the newly installed shade structure ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for children to explore and play.

Australian Zoo kids corner shade structure installed by Versatile Structures