Surf Coast Shire councillors, staff, programmed maintenance workers and Torquay Kindergarten children, parents and teachers stand around the new workbench, made of salvageable timber from the old playground.

Torquay kinder playground gets makeover

February 13, 2020 BY

TORQUAY Kindergarten is celebrating its upgraded playground.

The upgrades aim to give the kinder a more natural setting with new rubber surfacing, a large deck and workbench, sandpit, water pump, and raised garden beds.

Speaking at Monday’s opening, Surf Coast Shire council mayor Rose Hodge said the improvements were well thought out.

“The use of natural materials fits in perfectly with Torquay’s coastal character.

“I’m so pleased that children are going to climb, splash and create in this fabulous space, both now and for years to come.”

The playground was a joint funding project. The council contributed $59,437 and

Torquay Kindergarten’s Parent Advisory Group (PAG) $52,978. Cr Hodge said she was pleased the salvageable hardwood timber from the previous playground was repurposed in the new design.

“This aligns with our recent Climate Emergency declaration and sets a good example for our young community members, who learn the value of reusing and recycling as part of their kinder education.”