The finishing touches to the $115,000 installation of new play equipment at Geoff Watt Oval in Alstonville are complete with the new playground now open.
The finishing touches to the $115,000 installation of new play equipment at Geoff Watt Oval in Alstonville are complete with the new playground now open.

New playground for Alstonville now complete

THE new playground at Geoff Watt Oval in Alstonville is now complete.

The $115,000 upgrade was the result of Council's annual playground renewal plan.

Other parks in the Shire have also benefited with play equipment and soft fall upgrades at Westlands Park West Ballina, Lions Park and Lakefield Park Lennox Head, Alabaster Park Alstonville, Missingham Park Ballina, and Fitzroy Park and Lindsay Park in Wardell.

Council officers and contractors have been busy inspecting, maintaining and upgrading play equipment in parks across the Ballina Shire.

The inspections and upgrades will ensure our community and visitors have play equipment that not only meets contemporary standards, but provides a safe and fun place for all kids and their carers to enjoy.

"Our Open Spaces team has been receiving some really positive feedback from the public with the upgrades. It makes their job worthwhile seeing kids getting out and enjoying the play equipment," Cheyne Willebrands, council's manager of open spaces and resource recovery, said.

"We're also about to do a major installation at Kings Court Park in Lennox Head. We've just ordered $80,000 worth of equipment that will be installed in September 2016. Landscaping, paths and picnic shelters will follow, further enhancing this open space for our community.

"We regularly inspect the park equipment to ensure that it is safe and entertaining for kids and upgrade them where necessary and within allocated budgets," Mr Willebrands said.

The play equipment works undertaken this financial year are valued at approximately $300,000.



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