Steam­roller to get facelift

Waipa Post - - News -

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.

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Leam­ing­ton Do­main’s pop­u­lar steam­roller play fea­ture is be­ing re­moved for re­pairs and paint.

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