The finishing touches to the installation of $115,000 of new play equipment at Geoff Watt Oval in Alstonville are complete with the new playground now open.

Council officers and contractors have been busy inspecting, maintaining and upgrading play equipment in parks across the Ballina Shire.

The inspections and upgrades will ensure our community and visitors have play equipment that not only meets contemporary standards, but provides a safe and fun place for all kids and their carers to enjoy.

“Our Open Spaces team have been receiving some really positive feedback from the public with the upgrades. It makes their job worthwhile seeing kids getting out and enjoying the play equipment,” said Cheyne Willebrands, Council’s Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

“We’re also about to do a major installation at Kings Court Park in Lennox Head. We’ve just ordered $80,000 worth of equipment that will be installed in September 2016. Landscaping, paths and picnic shelters will follow, further enhancing this open space for our community.

“We regularly inspect the park equipment to ensure that it is safe and entertaining for kids and upgrade them where necessary and within allocated budgets,” said Mr Willebrands.

The play equipment works undertaken this financial year are valued at approximately $300,000.

The upgrade at Geoff Watt Oval is a result of Council’s annual playground renewal plan, with other parks in the Shire also benefiting with play equipment and soft fall upgrades at Westlands Park West Ballina, Lions Park and Lakefield Park Lennox Head, Alabaster Park Alstonville, Missingham Park Ballina, and Fitzroy Park and Lindsay Park in Wardell.

Image: Geoff Watt Oval Playground – Alstonville

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