Wellington's Bicentennial Park playground now open


It was only a few months ago that people in the Montefiores area gathered for a community consultation meeting to choose a playground design for Bicentennial Park.

I am delighted the playground was officially opened on Wednesday and is now available to be enjoyed by all. This is a very exciting new facility.

The residents were given the opportunity to choose from two concepts and they chose the Moduplay design that has now been established.

The design provided an array of play equipment, utilising the natural mounds for equipment that will cater to all ages and abilities. 

Some of the features include a Skyrider swing, a double slide, a climbing structure, activity panels and a nest swing designed to cater for inclusiveness. The design also utilised existing shade trees and additional landscaping. I am sure it will make it a popular place for children and families.

There are other opportunities around the town to upgrade parks and playgrounds. Council is in the process of developing a masterplan for Cameron Park to identify ways to improve this great space. 

In this financial year Council will also undertake a masterplan for Teamsters Park in Montefiores, which includes the tennis courts which have fallen into disrepair. There is a lot of interest in these courts and I would like to see them restored to their former glory. People will have their chance to say how they would like to see the park used when a draft masterplan is completed and presented to the public.

And other great work has been carried out including the impressive redevelopment at Rygate Park. This includes multi-purpose courts that can be used for basketball, netball, tennis, hockey and a range of other sports. There is also a new amenities block that also services the main oval, which is used for cricket, little athletics and others.

Walker Crescent Park also received a new playground thanks to a partnership between Council and Family and Community Services and this has been a great addition to the entire area.


It’s getting to that time of the year where Council conducts the annual kerbside clean-up. In the week of 21 to 25 October, Council will be picking up rubbish in the service areas of Wellington, Geurie and the surrounding villages of Euchareena, Stuart Town, Mumbil, Dripstone, Nanima Village, Cadonia Estate, Bodangora and Ponto Falls. If you live in these areas and have a kerbside pickup with either a two or three-bin service, then you are eligible.

To use this service, you need to place your bulky household rubbish (and/or green waste) on the footpath in front of your property by Sunday, 20 October 2019.

Council requests you don’t put rubbish out more than a few days before 20 October and that general waste is kept separate from green waste. Green waste should be secured to prevent it from blowing away. Where possible, rubbish should also be kept off sidewalks.

This is an important service that Council provides so take the opportunity to have a spring clean-up.

Last Edited: 06 Sep 2019

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