Gunnedah Shire Council seeks interest in playground project

Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey, councillors Owen Hasler and Colleen Fuller with working group members Rebecca Ryan, Rebecca Dridan and Debra Hilton at Wolseley Park where the playground will be built. Photo: Supplied

Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey, councillors Owen Hasler and Colleen Fuller with working group members Rebecca Ryan, Rebecca Dridan and Debra Hilton at Wolseley Park where the playground will be built. Photo: Supplied

Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the design and construction of Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground.

Expressions will be accepted until 10am on Friday, August 31, with experienced local companies to be looked upon favourably by the assessment panel under Council’s Local Preference Policy.

The playground will be built at Wolseley Oval, with funding from the council and under the Stronger Country Communities program. 

A concept design of Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground supplied to NVI in 2017. Image: Stewart Surveys

A concept design of Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground supplied to NVI in 2017. Image: Stewart Surveys

The concept plan was developed by Kathryn Yigman of Stewart Surveys following extensive consultation with the community and the Inclusive Playground Working Group.

Working Group chair Owen Hasler said the goal is to move the project ahead as quickly as possible.

“Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground is a priority for the Gunnedah Shire Council and we look forward to progressing to the construction stage of this significant play space project,” he said.

"We will be working with the successful contractor to ensure that the final design and selected equipment elements of the project will maximise usage and ensure appreciation of the playground facility by our residents as well as visitors to our community."

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Playground project manager Debra Hilton said the playground is one step closer towards improving the liveability and attractiveness of the area.

“Things are moving forward as we send out the EOI and this is another step closer to a sod-turning moment,” Ms Hilton said

The EOI is advertised locally, regionally and state-wide and on the government Tenderlink portal. 

For more information, contact Debra Hilton on (02) 6740 2100.

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