More works for more play

October 21, 2021 BY

New: An upgrade was recently completed at the Garibaldi Community Park playground. Photo: SUPPLIED

IT’S out with the old and in with the new at the Garibaldi Community Park playground, as the Golden Plains Shire continues its work upgrading spaces for children of all ages.

The work included installing a new slide, bird nest combo swing, shade, play elements, seating and updating the soft fall material.

“The Garibaldi community can now enjoy the improved playground at the Garibaldi Community Park, with a new swing set, natural play elements and new shade shelter so children can continue enjoying the play space safely throughout the summer months,” mayor Cr Helena Kirby said.

The upgrade is the latest in the Shire, after just over $240,000 was granted by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure, $84,000 of which was spent in Garibaldi.

Cr Kirby said the money has also been used to complete work in Rokewood, Dereel and Haddon.

“Council set an ambitious goal to deliver upgrades to five of the Shire’s playgrounds this year, and I’m thrilled we’ve now completed works at the playgrounds in Rokewood, Dereel, Haddon and Garibaldi, with Enfield to be completed by the end of 2021,” she said.

Works at Harrison Reserve at Enfield are expected to be completed before Christmas, with works on a $250,000 playground delayed after the old equipment was removed in September.

Money has also been put aside for work at the Linton Recreation Reserve which is scheduled to begin early next year.

“The upgrade of the playgrounds in Dereel, Haddon, Garibaldi and Enfield would not have been possible without the Australian Government fully funding these exciting community projects through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, and council thanks the Government for its partnership,” Cr Kirby said.

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