A better playspace for Gungahlin

Released 09/09/2019

Canberra families can now enjoy a new playground on the central median on Gungahlin Place, a new addition to Canberra’s already extensive playground network.

Minister for City Services, Chris Steel, said the new playground is aimed at children of all ages and includes a range of play equipment as well as landscaping improvements and street furniture.

“The ACT Government is building more play spaces across the city to support children’s physical health and wellbeing,” Minister Steel said.

“The new playground will help improve the look of Gungahlin Place and make it a more friendly environment for children and families.

“It will provide new play experiences for local children and those coming down to Gungahlin place with their families to shop in the Town Centre.

“We know the benefits when playgrounds are located next to shops and businesses, and with easy access to the bus interchange and light rail, we are confident this new play space will be well used by families.”

Mr Steel said the playground has been designed to complement the existing playground and to also cater for a younger age group and includes:

  • rubber softfall surfacing
  • a bird’s nest swing
  • stepping stones and stepping stumps
  • new trees, turf, and garden beds
  • walking planks
  • a drum kit
  • talking tubes
  • totem poles
  • bike racks on site
  • fencing

This project has had a strong focus on community, and as part of this the Government worked with the Gungahlin Rotary Club, who have donated $12,000 for the bird’s nest swing and a refurbished bench adjacent to the swing.

“Playgrounds are a focal point of community and it’s great to see the community come together to support the project which will be enjoyed by Gungahlin families for years to come,” Minister Steel said.

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