THE second phase of Brighton Council’s Bridgewater Parkland project is on track to be completed in May with good progress being made on the installation of key pieces of play equipment in recent weeks.
The Climbing Forest with viewing platform was installed in March and concrete footpaths will be constructed over the coming weeks.
Other pieces of play equipment chosen by the community and already installed include a fort with double spiral tunnel, the mouse house and giant birds’ nest swing.
After Easter, residents will see large plantings and landscaping works begin on site, with the shade sails over the giant birds’ nest swing to be constructed later this month.
Additional works in the run up to completion will include carpark construction, power supply and construction of the barbecue and toilet facilities.
Although the playground will be complete in May, works will continue on extensive hard and soft landscaping of the Green Point Reserve area, including native plantings.
Brighton Council general manager James Dryburgh predicted the area where Parkland Stage 2 was located on the Bridgewater foreshore was set to become a vibrant community hub and recreational precinct with MONA’s Botanical Institute located adjacent to the new Parkland.
“Throughout the year, the Botanical Institute will begin hosting a suite of community-oriented programs and initiatives focused on food, art, education and social enterprise adding another dimension to the foreshore area at Bridgewater and working closely with students from the Jordan River Learning Federation.
“We are delighted with progress and excited that another important phase of this project is almost complete,” Mr Dryburgh said.