Kingston Park

Pandemic restrictions delay Kingborough projects

Kingborough Council’s highly-anticipated new Kingston Park Playground has been delayed, pushing completion back until February 2021.

“We are in a very fortunate position in Tasmania in that we are continuing to avoid coronavirus outbreaks,” said Kingborough Mayor, Cr Dean Winter.

“However, we continue to be impacted through the restrictions imposed in places where we rely on the provision of equipment and we are experiencing delays in the delivery of equipment for some of our projects and facility upgrades.

“The Kingston Park playground is one of the projects that has been impacted, and we are unlikely to see this open by the end of the year.

“The unique play sculptures being created for us by Agency of Sculpture have been delayed due to the lockdown situation in Victoria. Although the sculptures are nearly finished, we are unable to get them here and installed due to the border closures and associated quarantine requirements.

“However, these delays are providing us with an opportunity to concentrate on the construction of walkways and parking spaces around the playground. Initially this work was to be done after the opening, which meant there would have been works happening on the fringes of the play spaces. This enables us to put improved access in place before we open the gates for the first time.

“We are working hard to look at options to limit the delays as much as possible and will keep you up to date as we go.”