Overview

Summary

The Playground Renewal Program featured new play equipment and rubber soft-fall surfacing at 10 playgrounds stretching from Cape Tribulation to Craiglie. Works commenced mid-March and were completed in June 2020.

Cost of Project

$525,000

Where are the upgrades?

Port Douglas & Craiglie

Milman Drive Reserve

  • New rubber soft fall
  • New main play unit
  • New swing set

Rex Smeal Park

  • New rubber soft fall around new swing set only
  • New swing set

Bruno Reidwig Park

  • New rubber soft fall around the junior play area only
  • New junior play unit

Mossman

Forest Glen

  • New rubber soft fall around the main play unit and swing set
  • New main play unit

George Davis Park

  • New rubber softfall around new junior play unit
  • New junior play unit

Cooya Beach

Lou Prince Park

  • New rubber soft fall around the new climbing unit
  • New climbing unit

Cooya Esplanade South

  • New rubber soft fall around the main play unit and swing set
  • New swing set

Wonga Beach

Wonga Community Park

  • New rubber soft fall around the main play unit and swing set

Bells Park

  • New rubber soft fall around the main play unit and swing set
  • New swing set

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation Playground

  • New rubber soft fall around the new main play unit and other existing fixtures.
  • New play unit

Project Updates

JUNE 2020

Council has completed the Playground Renewal Project which has seen new or upgraded playground equipment at ten locations around the shire. Three in Port Douglas, two sites Mossman, Cooya Beach and Wonga Beach and new equipment for the playground in Cape Tribulation.

MAY 2020

Council officers will seek community feedback about a new playground in Craiglie in six months to ensure it is not adversely affecting neighbours. Douglas Shire Council resolved to install the playground at Millman Drive by the end of June and re-evaluate the appropriateness of the chosen site at a future date. The playground includes a swing set, seesaw, junior climbing apparatus and rubber soft-fall safety matting. Council officers will work with the concerned residents to ensure any impacts are minimised as practically possible.

JANUARY 2020

Council conducted a letter box drop about the proposed playground at 49 Milman Drive in Craiglie. This proposal is in response to a request from residents, initially received by Council in July, 2017 and again in January, 2018. The request was supported by a petition signed by 37 residents. To view a copy of the leaflet provided to residents, click here.

Enquiries

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Council at 4099 9444  or enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au