Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

New Playgrounds Feature Non-Cca Timber


New Playgrounds Feature Non-Cca Timber

Two playgrounds using Ecowood rather than CCA-treated timber, will be officially opened in Hutt City on Monday 14 April.

At 10.00am the playground at Naenae Park, Seddon Street will be officially opened and at 2pm the new playground at Antrim Crescent, Wainuiomata will be opened.

"These playgrounds are both made of Ecowood, which is a 'friendlier' wood treatment than CCA. It is tanalised, but is a more natural alternative to the tanalised wood used elsewhere," said Lesley Gerrard, Hutt City ContractsManager.

During consultation on the types of playground residents favoured, they were also asked whether CCA-treated timber was a concern. Seventeen per cent of respondents replied that it was. Residents in each neighbourhood could choose between three to four playground designs. One of the four designs used Ecowood products.

"Council was aware of some residents' concerns brought about by recent publicity regarding CCA-treated timber.

"It was in this climate of heightened awareness that the playground equipment manufacturer and wood manufacturer approached Council with a special offer to use their products rather than those using CCA treated timber.

"In short, the offer was a great deal and meant that residents were able to choose play equipment that represented excellent value for money, and added $4000 in value to each playground," said Lesley Gerrard.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>

 

CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>

ALSO:

Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>

ALSO:

Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>

ALSO:

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages