Feedback on playground design for 2017/18 Laurieton Oval upgrade

Playground design: the upgrade of Laurieton Oval (or Vince Inmon Oval Playground) in Castle Street, Laurieton.

Playground design: the upgrade of Laurieton Oval (or Vince Inmon Oval Playground) in Castle Street, Laurieton.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is seeking community feedback on a playground design for the upgrade of Laurieton Oval (or Vince Inmon Oval Playground) in Castle Street, Laurieton.

New features for the playground will include a new platform with slide, asphalt bike/scooter track, timber boats and an interactive timber bridge with sound bells.

The aim of the upgrade includes the addition of natural play elements, diversity of equipment, and more shade and seating.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council maintains 66 playgrounds across the municipality. Laura Place Reserve, Laura Place in Lakewood is also scheduled for an upgrade in the 2017/2018 operational plan. 

A Port Macquarie-Hastings Council spokesperson said about $80,000 had been allocated for each playground project in the Camden Haven. 

People can view the Laurieton Oval draft upgrade concept plan via the council’s website. 

Camden Haven resident Danielle Dell Magill said she would like to see more shade included in the playground design. 

“Not one park has shade and even though I sunscreen my child and put a hat on him sometimes that's not enough, she said.”

“As well as on hot days the play equipment is too hot for children to play on. 

“NSW councils really need to look at the way Queensland build parks, seriously every town has a free council water park and massive playground for kids of all ages.”

To provide feedback on the draft plan people can email council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

For more information call Rebecca Doblo on (02) 6581 8111. The plan is open for feedback until October 23.