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Cool new plans for playground

20 February 2008

A revamped playground complete with a spacenet, taniwha slide and goldfields theme is being proposed for Queenstown Bay but before plans can progress feedback is needed, Queenstown Lakes District Council community services chairman Leigh Overton said.

Comment was now being sought on a draft concept plan for the playground.

"The existing playground at Queenstown Bay is nearing the end of its useful lifespan, and requires a complete renewal," Cr Overton said.

The concept design had been prepared around Goldfields themes and mythical and magical creatures and the council wanted to hear from the community on the proposed design.

"In particular we would love for parents to sit down with children, talk through the plans and give us feedback as a family," Cr Overton said.

The proposal was to develop a 'destination status' by creating a significant playground ($500,000) with a large variety of activities that accommodated a wide range of age groups and incorporated more adventurous structures. The proposal included:

  • Play activities to encourage children to pretend, climb, rock, spin, swing and slide.
  • The stream and trees become features with a bridge crossing and rope climbers. Landscaping uses local rock to create a goldfields theme.
  • Within the playground, layout creates circuits for children to run around and defines areas for junior and senior play.

The plans were now available at the council office on Gorge Road.

Please give your feedback in writing and send it to General Manager, Community Services, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348, or email to services@qldc.govt.nz, or dropped into the Queenstown council office.

Comment will close on 4 April, 2008

ENDS

For further comment please project manager Trish Wrigley 03 441 0499.