Published On 20 March 2020 at 12:00 PM
A long term vision to provide the Kurnell community with dynamic and engaging play facilities to suit all ages was finally delivered today, with the official unveiling of significant upgrades to the Bonna Point Reserve Playground.
With Sutherland Shire Council investing $1.2 million into a suite of new play equipment, skate facilities, landscaping, bench seating and other public amenities, the extensive upgrades to the site are expected to appeal to local families as well as visitors to the area.
Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce said he was proud to unveil the extensive upgrades to facilities at the reserve, saying that strong input from the local community had played a significant role in shaping the designs for the project.
“These new Bonna Point Reserve facilities are the result of close collaboration between Council and the local community, with the resulting upgrades really setting a new standard for community facilities across the Sutherland Shire,” Mayor Pesce said.
“Council engaged in an extensive program of community consultation, including with members of the Kurnell Progress & Precinct Resident’s Association, Kurnell Public School students and parents and local teenagers, to ensure that we delivered an engaging space that appealed to visitors of all ages.
“Already today we have seen how enthusiastically these new facilities have been received by local residents both young and old, and I know they will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come!”
Among the host of new facilities delivered on site are a double flying fox, a specially designed ‘skate alley’, an extensive rope climbing structure with ‘sky pod’ features, an innovative multi-swing facility, toddler play unit and a slide thought to be the highest in the Sutherland Shire.
The extensive community consultation process also helped to shape the design of shelters, drinking fountains, seating other features of the site, to ensure that the reserve best met the needs and expectations of local residents.
The upgrades were also designed to cater to visitors of all ages and abilities and were delivered as part of Sutherland Shire Council’s commitment to providing welcoming, safe and accessible spaces that encourage active lifestyles in a liveable place, with a high quality of life.