Cool new kit for Corrigans playground
The inclusive playground at Corrigans Reserve is set to become even better over the coming months as Eurobodalla Council implements the final stages of the project.
Council began a staged upgrade of the playground in 2016, in partnership with charity The Bay Push, to transform it into a place where people of all ages, cultures and abilities can socialise and enjoy themselves.
Council crews this week began work to spruce up the playground, make it more user-friendly and install additional facilities and equipment.
A new balance beam challenge, constructed by Batemans Bay Men’s Shed volunteers using recycled timbers and logs from Council projects, will soon find its home among the play equipment.
A Changing Places toilet will also be constructed adjoining the existing toilet block to help meet the toileting needs of people with disability.
More seats and picnic tables, shade over the sand pit, entrance signage and extensive landscaping will also be installed.
Council’s Infrastructure Director Warren Sharpe said the playground was a regional destination enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
“The transformation of the playground at Corrigans Reserve over the past two years has been a wonderful collaborative effort that has involved many locals, businesses and different levels of government,” he said.
“It has activated the whole area, including support to nearby businesses, and provides a new opportunity for our community.
“We’re very excited that the final pieces of the puzzle are being put into place and looking forward to seeing the community enjoy it for many years to come.”
The playground will be closed in sections as work is progressively carried out however the full playground will need to be closed for at least three weeks as the project nears completion in September. Council appreciates the community’s patience while the work is underway.
The work is taking place in the quieter winter period to ensure it is ready in time for the next school holidays at the end of September.
This stage is funded thanks to a $671,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Community Development Fund. The Changing Places toilet is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and Council. Keep up to date with The Bay Push on this project at https://www.facebook.com/TheBayPush/