Aquila Reserve - Solid Shade Structure

Project Update - October 2020

Works on this project commenced in August 2020.

Our team is currently working onsite. The playground is currently fenced off for the duration of the works. Please ensure you obey the warning signage in place as this is a construction zone. We anticipate that the playground will be closed until late October.

The construction of the shelter is now complete. Our team has undertaken a site clean up. We are now awaiting our contractor to undertake some minor concrete works and soft fall repairs to ensure the playground is safe for use prior to reopening to the public. 

Once onsite works are complete, the temporary fencing will be removed and the playground reopened for use. 

Project Overview

Currently our parks have shade sails over the existing play equipment. Shade sails are prone to damage and have a limited life period before they require replacement. As a part of our asset preservation program we have identified the need to remove the shade sails from our parks and replace them with a solid roof structure. These solid roof structures provide a more protected environment from weather elements for both the playground users and the playground equipment. These structure also provide a long term cost saving due to their long life expectancy and minimal ongoing maintenance.

The play equipment at Aquila Reserve was deteriorating much faster than our covered play equipment due to having no shade structure installed when the play ground was constructed in 2017. 

We hope that this structure provides a more comfortable area for users of the play equipment along with extending the life of the equipment.