Draft design open to community feedback
Removal of existing playground equipment
Public toilet construction
Stage 1 playground open
Stage 2 Construction
Waratah-Wynyard Council has partnered with the Rotary Club of Wynyard to replace the existing Rotary Park playground at East Wynyard to create a safe, fun and vibrant space that caters for a wider age group (ages 2 to 12) and meets changing community expectations for outdoor play areas.
The existing playground has been an important community space for more than 25 years but no longer meets current Australian Standards and is in desperate need of an upgrade. Four small play spaces will be decommissioned, and a larger, safer and fully fenced playground built to cater for wider age groups.
Due to delays associated with COVID-19, the playground will be reopened in stages. The Stage 1 area involves the section of playground closest to the car park and includes equipment for younger children and the flying fox. Stage 2 includes equipment predominately for older children, including an all ability swing, standard swing set, and a tower structure with bridges, climbing activities and slides. The majority of Stage 1 has now been completed, with exception to:
- Shade structure
- Second seat installed on the flying fox
- Park furniture installation, including tables, seats, bins
- Replace drinking fountain
Stage 2 construction will commence when COVID-19 restrictions allow interstate travel for the supply and installation team. Council continues to work with the contractor to identify how and when this part of the playground can be delivered.
There are currently four playgrounds in the East Wynyard area. The new design will replace the Rotary Playground, which is 25 years old but no longer meets current Australian Standards and is in desperate need of an upgrade. The four small play spaces will be decommissioned, and this larger, safer and fully fenced playground built to cater for wider age groups and families with children of various ages can now enjoy the one space together.
Unfortunately the playground construction was delayed due to COVID-19, particularly the second stage of the playground. Stage 2 includes a new tower structure which requires a qualified construction team from Victoria. Council continues to work with the contractor to find out when the final parts of the playground will be built.
Stage 1 of the playground will reopen as soon as its safe to do so, but it won’t be finished. There are still tables and seats, bins, a drinking fountain and a shade structure to be installed.