DESIGN elements that encourage numeracy skills and physical activity have been included in the final concept plan of a Girrawheen park upgrade.
The Curtis Park theme, ‘having fun with numbers’, incorporates basic number recognition through a counting caterpillar and a butterfly number table.
Other elements include slides and a flying fox, a double swing set, a picnic table, limestone seats and pathways linking to Hatfield and Curtis way.
Cr Brett Treby moved an amendment at last week’s council meeting to include $4000 in the budget for a water fountain.
‘Given the length of time these residents have waited for the development of the park and given it will dramatically impact positively the use of the park, $4000 would still have this project well under budget. It is a minor cost and will increase the functionality of the park,’ he said.
City staff reconsidered the use of sand soft-fall after community consultation showed rubber soft-fall would be preferred. Work is due to start on the $374,405 project in February and finish in May.