Construction of the much-anticipated all-inclusive play space at Reddall Reserve will resume next week on 2 May 2022. The play space is a key feature of Shellharbour City Council’s Reddall Reserve Master Plan.
Groundworks started mid-September 2020 and ceased soon after, when an unexpected find of shell deposits was made that may have had potential cultural significance. This required an archaeological investigation.
Extensive cultural and heritage studies were undertaken and found the material to be natural shell deposits and not a cultural midden.
The new play space utilises principles of inclusive design and accessibility in the NSW Government’s ‘Everyone Can Play’ guidelines to create a space that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
This iconic play space brings to life the local story of ‘The Red Lamp’. The illuminated red lamp structure has a rope bridge leading to a multi-cube tower with accessible ramp on the lower level. The tower provides two twisting tunnel slides. The play space also includes a 25-metre double flying fox with inclusive seat, in-ground trampolines, various slides and climbing structures, as well as musical sensory panels, an inclusive carousel and a mega cantilever swing.
Shellharbour Mayor Chris Homer thanked the community for their patience with the delivery of the playground and said it would be worth the wait.
“The final design was directly informed by extensive community feedback. Council has done a fantastic job at incorporating the community’s requests, ideas and aspirations,” Mayor Homer said.
“The result is yet another playground that goes far beyond just equipment. It is an entire space designed to unleash the imagination, tell stories, and create new stories for many years ahead.
“With such a diverse range of play opportunities the new space will be sure to capture the senses and create joy for every visitor.”
To see the design visit: https://www.letschatshellharbour.com/playground-renewals/reddall-reserve...
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