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PLAYGROUND UPGRADE

Children can take on the climbing cube at Central Avenue Reserve. This innovative play feature offers a variety of climb challenges with a climbing net, rope swing, climbing wall, balance ladder, and an overhead climbing net. Those that make it to the top will be rewarded with a tunnel slide.

Sporty kids can zoom from one end to the other on the new zip line flying fox. One end takes them to the circular 3 v 3 basketball court, the other leads to a picnic shelter for refueling snack breaks. Little ones will enjoy playing in the nearby sandpit with a dual-lever digger to build amazing sand structures. There is a water pump nearby to help keep these sand creations together.

Nature lovers will enjoy the vast kick about lawn bordered by trees with balance beams and wooden log steppers interspersed at the reserve. Visitors can take in the surroundings at one of the two shaded picnic shelters or on the swings in the upper left hand corner of the reserve. A new barbeque is a welcome addition allowing residents and reserve visitors to stay for a hot lunch.

This neighbourhood playground reserve upgrade was completed in March 2021.

Consultation to concept plan

Community Consultation was undertaken in September and November 2018. Council endorsed the upgraded classification to Neighbourhood level at a Special General Council Meeting on 25 November 2019 (SGC191125M05, page 64) and resolved the following:

1. The Central Avenue Reserve re-development be upgraded to a neighbourhood level playground based on the current gaps in provision of playgrounds in the area.

2. Council endorse funding the additional amount of $140,250 to increase hierarchy of Central Avenue Reserve from local to neighbourhood in the 2020/2021 budget with an increase of operations and maintenance cost of $9,818 per annum and depreciation of $5,610 per annum in the Long Term Financial Plan.

3. Note the upgrade will be delivered across financial years with the existing budget of $95,250 still timed for 2019/20.

As a result, we now have a Final Concept plan for the Neighbourhood level playground in the south part and open space treatment plan for the northern portion of the site.

You can view the plans, council report and consultation findings below.

Project History

Initial consultation in August 2018 sought community feedback about whether the playground should be situated at Central Avenue Reserve or Fryer Street Reserve. Community feedback was also sought to potentially close a portion of Central Avenue.

Northern Side

The northern side of the reserve is a dog off-leash area and features a swale, shady pine trees and a picnic table.

Nearby Points of Interest

Location

Nearby parks

Fryer Street Reserve Seat 1

Fryer Street Reserve

Hallett Cove

Fryer Street

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Lucretia Way Reserve 19

Lucretia Way Reserve

Hallett Cove

Lucretia Way

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Mema Court Reserve Playground Multistation Views 3

Mema Court Reserve

Hallett Cove

Mema Court

Playground
Reserve Fencing | Fully fenced
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