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Nautical theme for Augustas new play space | Photos

Young families living in and visiting Flinders Bay in Augusta will be delighted to find a newly constructed nature-based playground on the foreshore of the Blackwood River.

The new play space features a multi-level pirate ship made out of locally-sourced Jarrah with a slide, ships wheel, a sliding pole and climbing ropes. Photos: Elements Margaret River

The spectacular showpiece, installed by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, replaces the previous traditional play equipment, which was nearing the end of its useful life.

Augusta Playgroup are credited for proposing the creative play piece where local children could push physical and imaginative boundaries.

The feature piece is a multi-level pirate ship made out of locally-sourced Jarrah with a slide, ships wheel, a sliding pole and climbing ropes completing the main structure.

A timber car, teepee tunnel, mushroom picnic setting, a jetty, and interactive log steppers provide additional play options in the soft-fall surrounds.

Shire of Augusta Margaret River Parks and Gardens Officer Shane Bacskai said he had received an influx of positive feedback for the nautical-themed masterpiece.

Shire of Augusta Margaret River Parks and Gardens Officer Shane Bacskai said the Augusta community embraced the project with enthusiasm. Photos: Elements Margaret River

Shire of Augusta Margaret River Parks and Gardens Officer Shane Bacskai said the Augusta community embraced the project with enthusiasm. Photos: Elements Margaret River

“It was such a good project to be involved with so many people contributing fantastic ideas to achieve a result that works well for everyone,” he said.

“The whole Augusta community really embraced the project and we really thank the local playground for taking such a proactive lead in coordinating input for the project.

A timber car, teepee tunnel, mushroom picnic setting, a jetty, and interactive log steppers provide additional play options in the soft-fall surrounds. Photos: Elements Margaret River.

A timber car, teepee tunnel, mushroom picnic setting, a jetty, and interactive log steppers provide additional play options in the soft-fall surrounds. Photos: Elements Margaret River.

“The result really speaks for itself – its loved by children of various ages and its provide a free, social, play opportunity for young families.”

As well as working with the Augusta Playgroup, consultation for the completion of the project was conducted with the local community, Kidsafe WA, and the Flinders Bay Home Owners Group.

The playground sits on the banks of the Blackwood River. Photos: Elements Margaret River

The playground sits on the banks of the Blackwood River. Photos: Elements Margaret River

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