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New playgrounds ready for action at Bulli Beach, Clifton and Balgownie

The new upgraded playground at Bulli Beach

GOOD news for children and families as fencing is removed around three upgraded playgrounds at Bulli Beach Reserve, Rae Crescent Reserve Balgownie and Rube Hargrave Park Clifton.

Wollongong City Council has completed the upgrades to the three playgrounds and they are ready for people to enjoy this weekend. It’s all part of Council’s strategy to upgrade existing playgrounds around the city. Work has also started work on a playground in Cawley Park, Russel Vale, which is expected to be completed by the end of the financial year.

Preparations and onsite works to renew the playgrounds at Clifton, Bulli and Balgownie commenced in April, and included $450,000 of upgrades to improve the play experience including:

  • At Bulli Beach Reserve – a higher tower slide, accessible trampoline and mini bike path
  • Rae Crescent Reserve, Balgownie – new play equipment featuring a climbing theme
  • Rube Hargrave Park, Clifton – a variety of new equipment that caters to all ages.

Council is encouraging residents to make the most of the new playgrounds this weekend.

“People of all ages and abilities enjoy play and these spaces are valued by all members of our community, especially children,” a spokesperson said.

“It’s a real pleasure to be able to unveil these three playgrounds for people to enjoy.”

For more information visit Council’s Playgrounds webpage 


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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