Is Winda Woppa’s play equipment safe? FEATURED Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by NOTA - April 15, 2015April 14, 2015 Months have passed and with a variety of temporary barricades erected, residents and visitors alike have asked the Nota, “Is the play equipment safe to use?” After speaking with Great Lakes Council Engineering Department on several occasions the answer seems to be, ’No’. Andrew Staniland from Great Lakes Council informed Myall Coast News, that a number of issues had been identified and that the equipment should not be used. “Inspectors have identified finger entrapment and rust issues with the equipment and it has been barricaded to prevent use,” he said. Although barricades have been erected, children are pulling these barricades down and using the play equipment. The previous orange mesh has been replaced with bunting that seems to do little to prevent the use. No signage has accompanied the closure. At the time of publishing, no timeframe has been given for the upgrade of the equipment to a safe level.