Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, CN Project Services Manager Patrick Burgess, CN Recreational Projects Officer Ben Barrett, Councillor Carol Duncan and Pedro Angeli from Regal Innovations at Gregson Park.
Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, CN Project Services Manager Patrick Burgess, CN Recreational Projects Officer Ben Barrett, Councillor Carol Duncan and Pedro Angeli from Regal Innovations at Gregson Park.
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Newcastle to invest millions into local playgrounds

The city’s multimillion-dollar investment into local playgrounds will kick off in the coming weeks with the upgrades to five key locations across Newcastle.

A new inclusive playspace at Hamilton’s historic Gregson Park is expected to cater to a diverse range of users and align with City of Newcastle’s Masterplan for the area.

At Adamstown Park, the playground will undergo relocation, expansion, and upgrades including the installation of an access path from Glebe Road and sheltered picnic tables.

The $4 million investment will also see Rawson Park in Stockton, and Coolamin Road Reserve in Waratah get upgrades to the existing facilities and introduce new elements to accommodate both younger and older children.

The softfall material at Islington Park playground will also be replacement ensuring its safety and longevity for years to come.

“City of Newcastle is committed to delivering quality playgrounds and green spaces across Newcastle for locals and visitors to enjoy,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said

“The improvements to these playgrounds are designed to consider how users of all abilities can enjoy them.

“They’ll include more accessible features such as carousels, bridges and pathways, with various pieces of equipment that will be suitable for everyone, including those with limited mobility.

“At Gregson Park construction will take place with minimal disruption to the use of the rest of the park, and weather permitting the new playground will be open to the public by October, while the smaller local playgrounds are expected to be completed by the end of May.”

To find out more about Newcastle’s Playgrounds and Parks visit newcastle.nsw.gov.au.