Bass Coast,
02
July
2014
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08:18
Australia/Melbourne

Have Your Say On Play

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Three playgrounds across Bass Coast Shire are due to be upgraded and Bass Coast Shire Council would like you to have your say on which design you’d prefer.

Playgrounds at Alan Birt Reserve, Cape Paterson and Beach Avenue Reserve, Inverloch are being replaced. A third playground at Wyeth McNamara Reserve, Inverloch, will be extended to include additional equipment aimed at older children and to complement the existing equipment aimed at younger children.

The improvements at Alan Birt Reserve and Beach Avenue Reserve will be carried out in October and the additional equipment at Wyeth McNamara Reserve is due in December.

There are two designs to choose from for each location. The designs consider improved access, the size of the play area, and creating a play environment different to those in nearby parks.  They also take into account any constraints of the site and the budget.

The projects were identified as part of Council’s Playground Plan 2010-15, and will cost approximately $115,000.

Council’s Acting Community and Economic Development Director, Antoinette Mitchell, said Council wanted local families to vote for their preferred design for the playground.

“It is the families and children who use the playground who are best placed to put these designs to the ‘taste test’,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The designs are on display in the park and on our website.  There is also a short survey that people can complete to tell us more about which features of the playground they like.”

The designs are on display in each respective park and also on Council’s website, and will be open for voting from 11 July until 3 August.

To vote, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/playgrounds.