Girrawheen Curtis Park upgrade to commence soon

Curtis Park in Girrawheen will be upgraded.d429413
Curtis Park in Girrawheen will be upgraded.d429413

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.