A NEW marine-themed playground unit has been installed at Corlette Community Hall, complete with a soft fall area.
Two years ago Port Stephens Council officer Di Mahanga reported that the previous play equipment was outdated and did not comply with today’s standards.
Thanks to Murray Smith, Sarah Rees and Jason Lantry from Port Stephens Council, the $70,000 project was constructed. “There was very little disruption to our clients and tenants as the concreting and play equipment installation were carried out in stages,” Secretary/Treasurer Brian Watson-Will said.
The uneven pavers in the yard and path have been replaced with smooth concrete eliminating trip hazards, sand from green ant nests and also updating and replacing the sewer inspection cover.
This component of $10,000 will be paid for out of the Hall’s funds.
“Our Hall Committee signed-off on a request for three quotes at the February AGM,” Mr Watson-Will said.
“We are to fund this cover to protect the investment and assist in keeping it clean.”
“Port Stephens Council’s vision for our community is to provide such facilities to enable community groups . . . to utilise these safe facilities at affordable prices,” he said.