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Five new play equipment pieces are being installed at Ada Ryan Gardens

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An example of the Intermediate Pyramid being installed at Ada Ryan Gardens

Work has started on a new play equipment area for Ada Ryan Gardens.

The new area in the gardens, along Cudmore Terrace, will involve a Pyramid climbing structure and four pieces of junior play equipment including a Chickies Springer, metal pod swing, multi-play unit and novelty jeep.

The equipment was chosen by the community through a survey conducted by the City of Whyalla last year.

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The Chickies Springer

A total of 137 people completed the survey which not only selected the Pyramid as the most popular piece for the playground but also allowed residents to make many more playground suggestions which will be taken on board by Council.

When asked to list their favourite play activities, 82% of those filling out the survey included climbing and 62% said balancing which fits in nicely with the Pyramid design.

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The multi-play equipment

When asked to nominate their favourite piece of equipment, with a choice of nine items, 77% put the Pyramid on their list with the pod swing the next best with 62% of people including it.

Many of the comments made, by those filling out the survey, supported the inclusion of more equipment for the younger kids which has led to the springer, swing, multi-play and jeep.

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The novelty jeep

Project Manager Landscape, Sam Bourne said the public consultation had been an outstanding success and Council was rapt to be able to supply these pieces of equipment as favoured by the community.

“We thought the Pyramid would be a popular piece of equipment but we wanted the community to be the judge of that,” Sam said.

“We could see by the results of the survey, it certainly did tick all the boxes in regards to what people want in the play area at Ada Ryan Gardens.

“This will be a marquee piece of equipment that is going to hugely popular with the kids and will complement all the other junior play equipment being installed there.”

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The metal pod swing

Funding for the equipment was gained through a Council application to the State Government Open Spaces Program. The City of Whyalla was awarded just over $220,000 which is being matched by the Council dollar-for-dollar to fund the play area at the gardens along with playgrounds at Travers and Field streets and Pt Lowly.

Ground preparation for the Ada Ryan Gardens play area started on the public holiday Monday this week and is expected to be finished in the next two weeks depending on the weather.

SOME PLAYGROUND SURVEY RESULT SNIPPETS

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SOME PLAYGROUND SURVEY RESULT SUGGESTIONS

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