Landmark: Towradgi playground. Photo: Sarah Sayers, University of Wollongong
WORK on the $420,000, European-style playground at Thirroul Beach Reserve starts today with the removal of equipment.
Installation of the new equipment starts on Monday, April 16, and the work is due to be completed by June 30.
The new playground will feature a range of innovative elements, including spinning features, rope climbing structures and swings. Sculptures will be included in the landscaping around the playground.
It has been designed in consultation with local pre-school and school students and youth groups. When completed, it will join Towradgi Park as one of the area’s landmark regional playgrounds.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the new equipment would be an attraction for people who live in and around Thirroul, as well as the thousands of tourists who use the popular beach area each weekend.
“It’s important to have playgrounds like this in the community – it provides children with a place to play and exercise, and parents a safe place to enjoy with their children, Cr Bradbery said.