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21/11/2017 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 21 November, 2017
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.
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.
concerns raised also include the aviary, where Mr Askin says landscape work has
been taking place.
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.
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.”
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.