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February 26, 2021

Bangalow’s newest playground opens

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Kids enjoying the new playground at Bangalow Parklands. Photo Terry Bleakley

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It’s also known as The Weir, and Council staff say, ‘The playground is designed to activate the imagination of children of all ages, utilising old sections of timber recycled from Bangalow bridges to create gangplanks, with large rocks, rainforest plantings, a forest of climbing poles and two slippery slides, all providing opportunities for play and creativity.’

Council say the playground and a new carpark were funded by a $250,000 grant from the federal government’s Building Better Regions program and the Byron Shire Council ($164,000).


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