“The ACT Government has allocated $1 million to the 2011-12 Playground Safety Program which will include upgrades to the play spaces on Muller Street in Yarralumla, Rosman Circuit in Gilmore, Gibbs and Crafer Places in Kambah, and the giant slide at Point Hut District Park in Gordon,” the Chief Minister said.
“The final designs reflect community feedback about what local residents would like to see in their play spaces. Working with residents and schools ensures that the renewed play spaces more closely meet their needs.
“The majority of responses from the Kambah community, for example, indicated that swings, a climbing frame and slide should be installed in the play spaces on Gibbs and Crafer streets. Gilmore respondents favoured art and the incorporation of a theme in the renewal of the play space on Rosman Circuit. Art work, in the form of butterfly stencils, will be incorporated into the new paving, creating a nature based theme.
“Work will also commence within the next month on the manufacture and installation of shade sails at 13 other play spaces. Capital works funding of $400,000 was appropriated in the 2011-12 Budget to design, manufacture and install the shade sails,” the Chief Minister said.
Shade sails will be installed at playgrounds on Bonython Street in Downer, Canaway Crescent in Evatt, Captain Cook Crescent in Griffith, Weston Park in Yarralumla, Julia Flynn Street in Isaacs, Wilkins Street in Mawson, Sainsbury Street in Wanniassa, Violets Park in Ngunnawal, Moonlight Avenue in Harrison, Finn Street in O’Connor, Kippax Shops in Holt, Eddison Park in Woden and the Black Mountain Peninsular play space in Acton.