From drab to ex­cit­ing

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - The play­ground at Govett St Re­serve in Broad­ford has un­der­gone a ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion, and is now ready for fam­i­lies to en­joy.

With warmer weather just around the cor­ner, there is no bet­ter time to get out­doors and visit Broad­ford’s new­est play­ground.

The re­cently up­graded Govett St Re­serve play­ground is now open for the com­mu­nity to en­joy.

The $82 000 project, funded by Mitchell Shire Coun­cil, has trans­formed the on­ce­drab play­ground into an ex­cit­ing play space for all ages and abil­i­ties.

More than 200 trees and small plants have been planted, and fea­tures in­clude swings, a nest swing, a small chil­dren’s play area, slide, spin­ner and a na­ture ad­ven­ture trail.

A wheelchairac­ces­si­ble pic­nic ta­ble will be in­stalled soon, and some sec­tions of the play­ground will be roped off while sur­face works are com­pleted dur­ing com­ing months.

‘‘There are many young fam­i­lies that call Broad­ford home, and as our shire grows, there will be many more peo­ple in the near fu­ture,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said.

‘‘Hav­ing qual­ity play­grounds that are ac­ces­si­ble and within easy walk­ing dis­tance from home is so im­por­tant to a fam­ily’s health and well­be­ing.

‘‘It’s no se­cret the old play­ground was out­dated and wasn’t very invit­ing. The new play­ground will en­cour­age peo­ple to take their chil­dren out to play.

‘‘This up­grade has turned the Govett St Re­serve into a mod­ern play­ground, with some re­ally won­der­ful ad­di­tions that will not only be fun for chil­dren of all ages and abil­i­ties, but also ed­u­ca­tional and stim­u­lat­ing.’’

It’s an ex­cit­ing time for fam­i­lies in Broad­ford, with the com­ple­tion of the Govett St Re­serve play­ground com­ing as com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion wraps up on the Suther­land Re­serve play­ground up­grade.

Com­mu­nity feed­back on the $75 000 Suther­land Re­serve up­grade is now be­ing col­lated and will help form the fi­nal de­sign.


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