Works on Yea Railway Reserve Playground set to begin

Published on 25 February 2019

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Based on input from more than 75 community members, the design for the Yea Railway Reserve Playground redevelopment has been finalised and construction is set to start on 1 March.

Cheviot Ward Councillor, Rebecca Bowles said the new and improved Yea Railway Reserve Playground will be a great asset to the Yea community.

“The Playground is a really important and much-loved fun hub for our most junior community members. It’s also a meeting place and recreation space for people of all ages. That’s why Council has committed to turning the Yea Railway Reserve Playground into an ‘age-friendly’ facility, Cr Bowles said.

“As well as traditional favourites – like the good old swing set – the Yea Railway Reserve Playground will soon be home to play equipment designed for older kids as well. I’m particularly excited about the flying fox and rope climbing structure. The new play equipment is also ideal for parents and carers wanting to interact with their kids on the playground.

“We’ve put lots of pathways and seating into the design so that everyone can come and enjoy the atmosphere, even if they don’t want to swing themselves silly,” Cr Bowles said.

“Construction of the Yea Railway Reserve Playground starts on 1 March, with a partial reopen planned in time for the school holidays. Finishing touches will be completed by the end of April. A special thanks to the Victorian Government too, without the support of a grant from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund our Play Space wouldn’t be a reality,” Cr Bowles added.

To see the design of the playground, click here