Splash Park expansion – preparation works have commenced
Published on 16 September 2022
Work is commencing in coming days on the much needed expansion of the Yarrawonga Splash Park.
Mayor Libro Mustica said the expanded splash park will be an inclusive water play space, enhancing the all-abilities playground, barbecue area and Changing Place facilities adjacent to this asset.
“During the community consultation period, held earlier this year, we received hundreds of submissions with people detailing the types of water play infrastructure they would like to see in this facility,” Cr Mustica said.
“Number one in popularity was a water dump bucket as well as a mushroom/jellyfish pole and you can see by the designs on our website how we have incorporated your feedback into the finalised plans.”
Cr Mustica said to kick of this exciting project, the contractor Farley Pools, is now onsite to start some minor preparation works.
“Now the water slide has been dismantled and cleared away, preparation works for the splash park expansion will include taking away the yellow hoop and red post for some re-painting,” he said.
“They will be placed back into the new splash park as part of the water features.
“The damaged rubber surface will also be removed at this time with the preparation of the entire pad site for the new splash park to begin once the whole site has been cleared.”
CEO Clare Keenan said due to the time delays in accessing the necessary materials and water play structures, the splash park build will be completed by the beginning of December, instead of the commencement of the summer swim season as first indicated.
“These delays are unfortunately commonplace among the whole building and construction industry at the moment and are unavoidable; I would like to thank our community for their patience and understanding,” she said.
“When completed, the splash park will remain open for a much longer period than the outdoor pool summer season and is free to use, making it an play space suitable for everyone.
“The expansion of this wonderful area will enhance the family-friendly atmosphere of the foreshore and be a space of relaxation and recreation for all demographics in our community.”
Click here for more information and to view the plans and water play inclusions.