Bass Coast,

Pick Your Favourite Playground


Playgrounds at Causen Reserve in Wonthaggi, Pioneer Bay Park and Cowes Recreation Reserve are due to be upgraded and Bass Coast Shire Council is calling in the experts!

Improvements at the parks will be carried out by September, weather permitting, once designs have been finalised and the equipment is ready.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said Council wanted local families to vote for their preferred design for the playground.

“Council staff have worked with A Play and Adventure Playgrounds to come up with two possible designs for each location,” Cr Brown said.

“Through this process, we have covered off all the regulatory and safety issues, but it is the families and children who use the playground who are best placed to put these designs to the test!”

The designs are currently on display in the parks and on Council’s website at

There is also a short survey that people can complete to tell Council more about which features of the playground they like.

“We are encouraging everyone who uses these playgrounds to look at the designs and then vote online before 5.00pm on Friday, 19 June,” Cr Brown said.

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.

Cr Brown said the designs also aim to provide more activities for children than the existing units.

“These playgrounds are very popular, and the new robust designs look fantastic and will ensure longevity,” Cr Brown said.

“I urge all park users visit and place their vote.”

The projects were identified as part of Council’s Playground Plan 2010-15, and will cost approximately $90,000.