The future of play in Canada Bay
Tue, 26/11/2019 - 09:44

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas today announces a $2.7 million investment in play spaces as part of the new Let’s All Play Strategy.

“The future of play in the City of Canada Bay is sealed thanks to our updated Let’s All Play Strategy,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“After extensive community consultation in February and public exhibition in November, our new Let’s All Play Strategy will shape Council’s future planning and delivery of capital works, ensuring our play spaces cater for all abilities and ages.”

The strategy includes a focus on inclusive design catering for a diverse age range, wild nature play, outdoor exercise equipment, and playground shading.

“Our City is home to 45 Council playgrounds, over 35km of picturesque foreshore along the Parramatta River and Iron Cove, and a selection of swimming sites.”

“Our investment of over $2.7 million towards implementing the strategy over the next four years will make sure our entire community can enjoy our City’s open spaces and playgrounds now and into the future.”

The last play strategy adopted in 2007 saw $5.8 million spent on successfully delivering 32 playground renewals and six additional playgrounds.

“We are currently working on our $240,000 upgrades to Five Dock Park including a fitness station, $1,000,000 on stage two of Wangal Reserve and Punt Park, a $370,000 Dunlop Reserve makeover, and $140,000 on Alexandra Reserve.”

“Our new Let’s All Play Strategy will build on this work, demonstrating our commitment to continue to enhance and celebrate the open spaces for which the City of Canada Bay is renowned.”