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Innovative play equipment for Rotorua playground

October 24, 2013

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is installing a new playground in Kawaha Point featuring equipment not seen in the district before, including a provision for children with disabilities.

Work on the new Grand Vue Road Reserve playground is underway and the project is expected to cost approximately $45,000.

The new facility follows presentation of a petition to the council by local residents earlier this year and RDC's subsequent consultation with the wider Kawaha Point community.

RDC landscape architect Rebecca Cray, said the new playground at the Grand Vue Road Reserve will provide exciting equipment for children, and cater to a wide range in age and ability.

Cray explained "the playground equipment will provide hours of fun and enjoyment for local children. A 'buddy swing' suitable for children with disabilities and a rocket-shaped climbing net will be used for the first time in any of our local parks, with a spinning top and seesaw completing the new equipment being installed.

"New plantings and public seating will further enhance the reserve as an amenity suitable for community gatherings and social activities.

"The development of this project is a really great example of Rotorua District Council and the community working together."

Works on the Grand Vue Road Reserve playground should be completed by Christmas.

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