Lotterywest swings in with playground grant

(from left) Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett, Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and Shire of Dardanup CEO Mark Chester.

The construction phase of Glen Huon Reserve’s new playground was given a significant kick-along today with delivery by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray of a grant from Lotterywest.

Mr Murray met with Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett and CEO Mark Chester to hand over a certificate as confirmation of the grant for $240,000 towards the new playground.

With an order already placed to Forpark Australia for new equipment, Mr Bennett said the additional cash injection would ensure the project could be rolled out without delay.

“Our community will be very grateful for this contribution from Lotterywest as the existing playground is extremely well used but has come to the end of its useful life,” Mr Bennett said.

“The original playground was developed with significant input and effort by members of the Eaton community and I’m so pleased that we are able to build on what they started by delivering them with a brand new facility.”

Construction will start in early July with completion expected in September.

The new playground forms part of the current $6.6 million Glen Huon Reserve Redevelopment Project and it’s 11 new and individual pieces of equipment will replace the existing playground in an alternate position slightly north of the existing location.

In addition to the new play equipment, shade sails plus two gazebos and barbecues will be installed adjacent to the new and upgraded playground.

To see a plan of the new playground, visit this previous post on our website.