Guide Park in Wonthaggi is a much loved playspace for Bass Coast Shire residents and visitors. The redevelopment will creates an accessible, intergenerational space that offers a variety of challenging experiences for all age groups and abilities, while also providing natural shade and park amenities for residents and visitors. The design draws upon extensive community consultation with elements reflecting the Shire’s coal mining history and amazing natural environment.
This project included:
- The development of new regional scale playspace including a mine themed slide tower, flying foxes, a trampoline, carousel, gentle exercise area and nature based play.
- Supporting infrastructure including a drinking fountain, bike racks, pathways, fencing and an accessible BBQ.
- Landscaping works including garden beds, mature trees and irrigation works.
- Changes to the internal road configuration to create more parking and improved vehicle access.
The project will create an accessible, intergenerational area for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. The new playspace compliments the recently built changing places toilet facility as well as the existing shelters and natural shade tree’s. The works will create an inviting setting and a range of park amenities catering to the needs of the whole community.
The total project cost was in the order of $1.77 Million.
Council received support from the Victorian Government with $700,000 funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria and $350,000 from the Growing Suburbs Fund.