Rollout of shire playground upgrades starts

Ageing playgrounds throughout Sutherland Shire are being given a new lease of life with the biggest renewal program in many years.

Sutherland Shire Council is rolling out a program of works at Lilli Pilli, Engadine, Bonnet Bay, Caringbah and Caringbah South, Como, Kareela, Heathcote, Cronulla, Miranda and Grays Point.

Turriell Bay Road Playground in Lilli Pilli is the first to be upgraded, and the project was given a big tick of approval by excited children and their parents.

The upgrade includes new play equipment, improved paths and access, seating and carer amenities.

Other features include a concrete path for scooters and bikes and new turf and landscaping with sandstone blocks, a bubbler, fencing and play-bark softfall.

As a result of the upgrade, the playground caters for a broader range of children from two to 10 years of age.

Lilli Pilli resident Chantel Cavanagh was among delighted parents.

"This is a lovely upgrade and makes it an even better space for the community," she said.

"We have always come up here and, even the way it was, it was a great place for the kids and to meet up with friends."

Mayor Carmelo Pesce said the Lilli Pilli playground was "the first of many being renewed this financial year".

"Our playground renewals program will improve the standard of local, district and regional playgrounds across Sutherland Shire and ensure existing play spaces provide a high level of service to our community into the future," he said.

The Turriell Bay Road Playground adds to a revitalised community precinct at Lilli Pilli that has recently seen a substantial upgrade of the nearby football club and sporting field.

Playgrounds upgrade program