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

 

Final phase of Olympic Park development begins

October 20, 2008


Media Release


Final phase of Olympic Park development begins

Work started today on the final phase of playground developments at Olympic Park in New Lynn.

The latest improvements to this award-winning park include increasing the range of play equipment, landscaping and installing new seating and picnic tables.

For safety reasons, certain areas of the park will need to be closed to the public while this work takes place, but contractors aim to keep the impact on park users to a minimum.

The $200,000 project has been funded by the Olympic Park Trust, which was established to find funding to support development work in the popular park.

Among the new equipment being installed is an ‘access swing’, which allows more than one child to be on it at the same time and for special needs children to be accompanied by caregiver, a climbing frame, a themed rocker for younger children and equipment for older children that encourages balance and coordination.

The design concept of the park has been developed over the past six years and is based on an Olympic stadium theme. It includes a concourse area complete with flying flags and a path laid out according to the dimensions of early Olympic stadium tracks.

Located around the edges of the track are play spaces catering for specific age groups. The centre piece is a challenging double mast climbing frame. The park
also features a range of public art works, from traditionally-inspired carvings to abstract art pieces.

In 2007, Olympic Park was awarded the New Zealand Recreation Association’s Outstanding Park Award.

Trust chairman and Waitakere City councillor Derek Battersby says it’s pleasing to see final stage of the project about to begin.

“It’s been a long development process but one that has been exciting to be involved in. The end result will be an impressive park full of fun play equipment for children and a place the whole family can enjoy,” he says.

Waitakere City Council officers have worked in partnership with the trust and contractors on developing the project, which has also involved the restoration of the Whau River and extensive landscaping.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Finding A Model To Replace The Monarchy


One feels reluctant to pre-empt the verdict of history, but maybe we need to have a Plan B in mind just in case the reign of King Charles III turns out badly. With that possibility in mind, are there any other countries that do a reasonably good job of electing their ceremonial head of state? There is no perfect model for New Zealand to follow but - arguably - Ireland has made a pretty good fist of it over the past 70 years or so. Ireland has roughly the same population as New Zealand, so the pool of talent is similar in size...
More>>



Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>




 
 

Government: Welcomes Climate Change Commission Advice On Agricultural Pricing System
The Government has welcomed advice from the Climate Change Commission assessing readiness in the agricultural sector for an emissions pricing system... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Action To Tackle Delays In Family Court
New legislation aimed at tackling delays in the family justice system, will help improve the wellbeing of thousands of children caught up in Family Court disputes every year, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says... More>>


Prime Minister: Chatham House Speech
What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years... More>>


Economy: Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand
Please note the next Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand to be released will be for the full year ended 30 June 2022. It is anticipated that these will be released in early October 2022... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels