From drab to exciting
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‘‘It’s no secret the old playground was outdated and wasn’t very inviting.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.