Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council Councillor Amanda Findley has officially opened the Pacific City Park at Bayswood to the community.
Since the original playground’s installation in 2008, there were issues relating to its low-lying location and its inaccessibility for the community and continued maintenance problems due to regular water logging. The water logging of the site was associated with the close proximity of a waterway and soil condition limitations. The water logging also compromised the normal lifespan of the existing playground which Council recognised, hence the relocation of the playground to a new site.
The new playground has been built on the adjacent higher ground with an additional above ground 200mm concrete edge with ag-line drainage to further prevent any water pooling in the playground. The new equipment features an intergenerational swing and play elements that will create play enjoyment for all ages.
The site of the old playground will have additional soil added. Park care groups will plant and mulch the area to feature a native plant display. The original blue and white feature poles will stay on the site and be one of the main features in the native gardens.
The total cost of the project was $109,944.
Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Council has worked side by side with the Bayswood community since October 2016 to ensure they were part of choosing the preferred playground designed. We wanted to ensure it was their playground and that they were proud of it.
“Thank you to all the community who provided feedback and support on this project. It is wonderful to see the new playground finished and we welcome the young and old to enjoy playtime in these beautiful surroundings.”
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