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Work about to start on new playground for Mogo

Ian Campbell 28 April 2019
The old swings at Mogo are being replaced with a new playgroun tha should be ready by the end of June. Photo: ESC.

The old swings at Mogo are being replaced with a new playground that should be ready by the end of June. Photo: ESC.

“Mogo is a small town that’s big on character but short on recreation facilities, and we’re really pleased to be able to provide this upgrade,” says Mark Upson, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Recreation Services Manager.

Plans to transform the Mogo Sports Oval into a new recreation space are about to take off creating a new place for the community can gather and play.

Works will begin after Easter to remove the old swings at the oval and install new playground equipment, picnic facilities, and a yarning circle, giving residents and visitors a place to stop, rest and play.

Mr Upson says Council has been working with Mogo Public School, the Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council, businesses and the wider community to design the new space.

“The new playground equipment will include a climbing frame, slide, spinning carousels and swings, and we’re also installing a new barbecue and covered picnic tables,” he says.

“To recognise the strong Aboriginal heritage and culture in Mogo, we’re also adding a yarning circle and a mural by a local artist and finishing it all off with landscaping.

“The community has been so enthusiastic about this work, and along with the unique heritage elements, it has been a very rewarding project.

“We thank the community for its patience and contributions to the design process, which will result in this being an exciting community space.”

Works will start soon to remove the existing swings and picnic equipment. The new playground should be ready for fun and play by the end of June.

Council’s recreation team is also working with local woodworkers to provide a focal point in the John Street Reserve, in Mogo’s town centre.

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