Federal Government announces
Concept design released
Waratah-Wynyard Council in partnership with local charitable organisation The Fairy Godmothers will create a destination playground at Somerset’s ANZAC Park that will realise the vision for a playground that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.
The $2.55-million-dollar project has secured $1.365 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme and a further $635,000 has been allocated by Council.
Creating a destination accessible playground – designed to offer the largest range of activities and sensory play experiences in a custom-designed setting for people of all ages and abilities – is one of the key recommendations of Waratah-Wynyard Council’s Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan (OSSR) 2017-2027 and Waratah-Wynyard’s Destination Action Plan.
The public consultation period has now closed.
After being approached by The Fairy Godmothers to create a safe, fun and inclusive space that caters for all and meets changing community expectations for outdoor play areas. Council secured funding to construct a destination play-space that will realise the vision for a park that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.
The total cost of the project is $2.55 million. The Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme has pledged $1.365 million, Waratah-Wynyard Council has committed $635,000; and the Fairy Godmothers will make up the difference.
Construction is expected to begin in January 2022 and be completed by December 2022. Timelines will be updated here as new information is known.