Wattle St. Reserve, Coreen Ave Get Revamped Playgrounds

When it comes to playground refurbishments, we're all about doing the work that supports play.

Right now, the finishing touches are being made on a newly refurbished playground in West Wollongong's Coreen Avenue, and we have put fences up at Windang's Wattle Street Reserve and the old local playground has already been removed.

The works are part of a commitment from Council to refurbish these local playgrounds that are showing signs of their age.

The playground replacement at Wattle Street is expected to take about six weeks to complete, provided we get good weather, with work scheduled between 7am-6pm weekdays and 8am-1pm on weekends.

We've works planned for Stanwell Park Playground, Unanderra Park Playground and Charcoal Park Playground in Unanderra over the coming months. We're also installing a new shade sail over the playground at Dimond Bros Reserve and replacing the shade sail and installing new softfall at Dapto Square.

"We know our city's play spaces are valued by the youngest members of our community as well as their parents, carers and family friends,'' Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

"Playgrounds don't just offer a space for kids to burn energy and develop new skills, they are spaces of social engagement and building networks. They're areas where people can meet, talk and feel connected to their neighbourhood and community.

"We've more than 150 play spaces right across the city and, while they range in size and popularity, they are all important. This is why Council will continue to invest in playgrounds into the future and has budgeted for the construction of six new playgrounds and design of a further two playgrounds next financial year.''

While installation is moving forward on Wattle Street Reserve, plans are also in development for a new replacement playground at Windang's foreshore after the removal of existing facility due to safety concerns. Currently, Council is working through a robust site analysis to consider appropriate locations for a playground in the precinct.

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