Playground upgrade for Limeburners Creek

Published on 15 June 2018

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MidCoast Council’s parks team will undertake a revamp of the existing playground on Old Coach Road, Limeburners Creek, commencing late next week with removal of the worn play equipment.

The playground, located behind the Rural Fire Brigade and adjacent to the town cricket pitch, will be re-orientated as part of the upgrade to improve the functionality of the popular recreational space. Existing equipment will be replaced with contemporary stainless steel units that include an all-age swing set and climbing frames.

“We’re progressively upgrading playgrounds across the region, focusing on modern facilities that are customised and offer durability specific to their location”, explained Dan Aldridge, MidCoast Council’s Manager, Community Spaces, Recreation and Trades. “We’re often asked about fencing and shade for playgrounds, factors which are considered relative to where the playground is situated and whether natural shade is available”.

Based on a review of the Limeburners Creek playground, fencing and artificial shade do not form part of the current upgrade.

Removal of the existing equipment in the Limeburners Creek playground will take place next week, with construction of the new playground footprint continuing through to early July. “We have scheduled installation of the new play structures to take place mid-July”, Dan added.

Locals are asked to stay out of the playground area while the works are being undertaken.

MidCoast Council manages 86 playgrounds across the region. For a full listing of local playgrounds, parks and reserves, visit