Six playground transformations in six weeks

Six playgrounds across Darwin have received major face lifts over the last six weeks, with the installation of new play equipment and shade structures costing nearly $500,000.

Darwin has more than 110 playgrounds and maintaining these public spaces for the community is a key priority and a significant ongoing investment for City of Darwin.

Lord Mayor, Kon Vatskalis, said, “Darwin has a very young population, and we enjoy a year round outdoor lifestyle. It’s important that City of Darwin provide opportunities for children to play safely.”

Local procurement is a cornerstone of City of Darwin’s expenditure policy and all contractors for these works are local.

General Manager Engineering and City Services, Ron Grinsell, said, “The local industry has been able to provide the level of expertise we need to deliver this project to the highest standard.

“The new equipment in our parks meets national standards by providing children with active and free play areas, where they can imagine, create and explore.  

“I encourage the community to enjoy these new facilities,” concluded the Lord Mayor.

Works on the playgrounds are expected to be complete by mid May. In the past 12 months 17 playgrounds have received major facelifts in the wake of the significant damage caused by Cyclone Marcus.