New playgrounds on the way: Vote for your favourite
Published: 06 Sep 2023 8:14am
Wagga Wagga City Council is planning new playgrounds for Gissing Oval in Turvey Park and John Street in Kooringal and is asking the community to vote for their favourite design.
Each location has three different playground designs for residents to choose from, with voting now open online.
Council Works and Playground Officer John Conlan said the community input is an important part of the playground improvement process.
“The playground designs encourage play between younger and older children and incorporate exciting features that will add extra appeal to each neighbourhood,” Mr Conlan said.
“We are putting out three design options for each playground and we want the residents in those suburbs to help in deciding which design is best for their neighbourhood.”
The Gissing Oval playground is located on the corner of Blamey Street and Bluett Cresent, while the John Street Playground is bordered by Panorama Street and John Street.
Mr Conlan said the playgrounds are regularly used by families in the surrounding area but are in need of a revamp.
“They’re both getting close to their use-by date in terms of the age and style of the play equipment,” Mr Conlan said
“Each of the design options on the table for Gissing Oval and John Street incorporate traditional playground equipment, such as swings and slides, as well as featuring bespoke elements.
“They will mainly cater for children aged from four years old to early teens and will have improved accessibility with more equipment at ground level.”
Residents can now vote for their favourite option by visiting haveyoursay.wagga.nsw.gov.au/playgrounds and following the links.
Voting closes at 9am on Wednesday 20 September 2023.
The funding allocated for each project is $49,000. Council aims to commence construction on the winning design options before Christmas, depending on availability of equipment from suppliers.