2017 Media Releases

Upgrades completed at Chatswood playgrounds

26 June 2017

Parks, playgrounds and sports fields across the Willoughby Local Government Area have received more than $2.7m in upgrades as part of Council’s commitment to maintaining and upgrading assets including parks, sportsgrounds and outdoor living spaces for current and future community use. The most recent upgrades include those at Greville Park and Campbell Park in Chatswood.

Greville Park Playground Upgrade

Upgrade comprises new playground equipment including a basket swing and embankment slide, refurbishment to BBQ area, a new stepping stone path, planting works and the installation of a handrail to the sandstone staircase.

Additional planting works will be undertaken along the Greville Street road frontage and beneath the playground along the drainage channel. Funded by Council’s Infrastructure Levy, the total cost of this project was $104,700.

Campbell Park Playground Upgrade

Upgrades comprise new playground equipment including a basket swing, climbing net and embankment slide, as well as a new bench seat, refurbishment of existing picnic settings, a new informal sandstone seating wall, refurbishment to BBQ area and planting works. Other works include a new sandstone staircase, planting works to gully and footpath repairs to Sharland Avenue entrance.

A sculpture of a Tawny Frogmouth is currently under construction and will be installed in the playground area late June/early July. Funded by Council’s Capital Works Program, the total cost of the upgrade was $150,000.

Both playgrounds will open to the public on Friday 30 June, 2017.

“Council’s commitment to maintaining and improving our beautiful parks and playgrounds ensures our community can continue to enjoy Willoughby’s outdoor living spaces now and into the future,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

“I am thrilled we have been able to upgrade so many facilities that are now able to be enjoyed and used by so many families. The Willoughby community told us they expected parks, playgrounds and other assets to be maintained to a high standard and Council will continue to meet this expectation,” Mayor Gail added.

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