Council responds to Ashburton Domain playground concerns

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Ashburton District Council will begin fixing equipment and improving the condition of the Ashburton Domain playground in coming weeks, following a complaint it received yesterday about the state of the play equipment.

“We are taking the concerns raised yesterday very seriously and acknowledge that the playground is not looking as it should. There are pieces of equipment that need to be fixed to improve their safety and some general maintenance needs to happen to bring the playground back up to standard,” Council Open Spaces Manager David Askin says.

The concerns raised also include the aviary, where Mr Askin says landscape work has been taking place.

“We’ve been landscaping the area adjacent to the aviary this year, however we’ve had to redirect resources to other projects due to our very busy spring schedule. We haven’t forgotten the aviary and will be getting this project back underway as soon as possible.

“Many families frequent the Domain and we accept that the playground and aviary areas are not as they should be. We will be doing everything we can to ensure they continue to be something the community can enjoy and take pride in, especially as we head into the summer holidays.”

Council has replaced play equipment at a number of playgrounds around the district in recent years, including at Argyle Park, Clark Street and George Glassey Park, where additional equipment was installed this year.

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