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Two Lake Macquarie playgrounds to receive a revamp

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Residents across Lake Macquarie are set to welcome two upgraded playgrounds over the next couple of months.

Lakelands Park Playground and Baxter Park Playground at Nords Wharf will undergo a revamp as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s Playground Renewals Program.

Manager Asset Management Brendan Callander said the council places enormous value on our parks and the vital role they play in people’s lives by providing green space and recreational areas.

“Quality play opportunities are really important for children’s development, particularly their physical health and wellbeing,” Mr Callander said.

A concept image of the Baxter Park Playground.

“Each year, [the] council aims to renew up to four playgrounds to ensure the City continues to offer safe and engaging play spaces for children and families.”

The playgrounds will feature a range of equipment suitable for all ages including swings, climbing nets, balance beams, spinners and more.

Works at Baxter Park playground will start in September and be completed by October. Works will then start at Lakelands playground and are expected to be completed by November, weather permitting.

While construction takes place, the community has been encouraged to use other playgrounds near the area.

In 2020-2021, the council is forecast to spend $19.8 million for new and improved parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and swim centres.

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