Why is the playground being removed?
Council has a long-term plan to provide playgrounds that meet the community’s needs, are well-designed, accessible, and safe.
Additionally, it seeks to provide value for money for ratepayers by using resources effectively. This involves spreading playgrounds as evenly as possible throughout the City of Marion.
Council earmarked the playground at Cormorant Drive Reserve for removal in 2017.
Is there going to be new play equipment at the reserve?
As there are a number of playgrounds in the area, Council is not proposing to replace the play equipment at the reserve. The reserve will be reinstated to create attractive and usable open space.
Where are the nearest playgrounds?
There are high quality, recently upgraded playgrounds within a few minutes walk at:
Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove
(approx. 800 metres from Cormorant Drive Reserve)
Chatsworth Court Reserve, Hallett Cove
(approx. 500 metres from Cormorant Drive Reserve)
How many playgrounds has council upgraded in recent years?
Council has invested $6.3 million in upgrading 19 playgrounds since 2014. Construction and design work is now being undertaken on a further 12 playgrounds
When is work likely to begin?
The old play equipment is expected to be removed after Council considers community feedback.
Work on the reserve is expected to take place by June 2020.