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Waihinga Park and Playground given the green light

March 15, 2019 March 2019 No Comments

It’s a green light to complete the park and playground at the new Waihinga Centre.   The Council have approved the design in principle and given the Waihinga Charitable Trust the go ahead to seek expressions of interest for the construction   This could begin as early as May this year. 

The upgraded playground will include opportunities for imaginative play for children of all ages and abilities.  Much of the equipment will be new but many of the existing play elements are to be repurposed and relocated. This will minimise costs and preserve some of the iconic equipment, such as the flying fox, that has been used and loved by the community.

The redevelopment plans include new planting, paths, seating and tables to provide attractive surrounds for the Centre as well as a beautiful place to relax outside.   Max Stevens (Chair of the Waihinga Charitable Trust) is looking forward to getting started on this final stage of the project.   “We now have a striking new community Centre but we need to complement that with equally attractive landscaping. Already that side of The Square has become a drawcard for locals and visitors alike.”

As with Stage one, the Waihinga Centre, community fundraising is key.   Already a significant part of the cost has been covered.   However, the Trust is still fundraising for some specific items such as  the water play area and the spinning circus. These are very popular with children, especially younger ones.   We are also seeking donations for more trees and seats to go in the park.   

It is not too late to give.  For more information on the design please check out our website: www.waihingacentre.nz.


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