Tuncurry water playground construction update

MidCoast Council

Construction of the new Tuncurry water playground is well underway, with bulk earthworks and the concrete slabs for both the splash pad and new amenities block complete.

"Key features of the water playground include an all-age, all-ability water splash pad with a water tower and slide, and active water play equipment," said Executive Manager Community Spaces, Dan Aldridge.

The water play area is designed with no standing water to exclude the need for lifeguards.

Current works also include a new amenities block with toilets, changerooms, and an accessible adult change facility. The existing amenities block will remain operational throughout construction of the new amenities block and will only be demolished once the new amenities are open.

Construction is expected to be completed and the water playground open by August 2023.

"We also hope to expand the facilities at Vincent Fazio Park as a regional destination for our community," added Mr Aldridge.

The reserve currently includes a skate park and the Tuncurry Memorial Hall. Future plans are to develop a bicycle skills track, picnic and barbecue facilities, parking, and footpaths linking to Lone Pine Park and the foreshore.

The playground is possible thanks to $850,000 in funding from the Federal Government, along with developer contributions.

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