New playground for Crescent Head’s foreshore

Media release - 15 March 2018

Local and visiting families can soon look forward to an improved play space in the Crescent Head reserve foreshore with new play equipment to be installed in the coming months.

The current play equipment will be removed on Monday 19 March to prepare the site for the installation of new equipment. However, the swing set will remain in place and open for use.

Kempsey Shire Council’s Manager of Technical and Civic Services, Trevor Dickson, said Council acknowledges that the removal of the play equipment will be an inconvenience for local and visiting families during the upcoming school holiday period, however, the community’s safety is a priority.

“A recent inspection discovered that the equipment has heavily deteriorated over a short period of time, with a significant amount of corrosion damage throughout the structure,” Mr Dickson said.

“Due to the safety risks the damaged equipment poses, Council has been forced to remove it from the area until new equipment can be installed.

“The new equipment consists of more durable materials that will perform better in the extreme salt air environment and will prevent the structure from deteriorating.”

The new playground is expected to be installed and ready for use in early June. Council thanks the community for their patience during this time. An alternative playground is located on Baker Drive near the Crescent Head Community Hall.

Model of playground equipment New play equipment, like the one pictured, will be installed in the Crescent Head foreshore reserve in the coming months