Steamroller to get facelift
The steamroller at Leamington Domain is set to get a facelift. The popular children’s playground feature will be removed from the playground soon for about three weeks to get new steps, a coat of paint and safety improvements as part of the work.
Community facilities manager Bruce Airey said the work is necessary to bring the steamroller up to playground standards.
“The steamroller has always been a much-loved part of the playground but a safety review showed it wasn’t meeting our health and safety standards,” says Bruce. “The decision was made to invest in repairs so the community could enjoy the roller for years to come.”
The steamroller has been in the Leamington Domain since 1975 when it was retired by council’s roading team. The engine and other parts were removed and it was installed in the play area.
The repairs are estimated to cost $10,000 and will be funded from existing maintenance budgets.
Leamington Domain’s popular steamroller play feature is being removed for repairs and paint.