Cheese Factory playground target of significant upgrade works

March 18, 2015 by  

A major refurbishment program has temporarily halted play for children of all ages at the Berwick’s Old Cheese Factory playground.

The Narre Warren-based City of Casey closed the popular site to undertake works to enhance the recreational experience for users, and to ensure new standards of compliance were met.

The rejuvenation programme would impress residents, according to the mayor, Cr Mick Morland.

He said the design for the revamped playground had come about after a great deal of community consultation last year, and would incorporate the site’s rural setting for the optimum enjoyment of children of all ages.

Play activities to be included in the design include a basket swing, spinning rope net, windmill, sheepdog and sheep rockers, dairy cow sculptures and a tractor.

Regular repairs and maintenance had been required at the Old Cheese Factory’s original playground, which had been established for over 25 years.

Mayor Morland said that while the playground was closed there was no time better than now to check out the area’s other parks and open spaces. A number of them are located close by in Wurundjeri Boulevard, Berwick and in Clyde North.

Other playgrounds have been included in promotional materials by brochure printers for the benefit of locals and visitors to the area.

The council website provides more information on the city’s playgrounds and recreational facilities.