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Memory Park amenities open

Posted on Wednesday 17 August 2022

New fully accessible family-friendly amenities have been officially opened at one of Mosman’s most popular playgrounds.

Young families have been flocking to Memory Park’s play area, which caters for toddlers to 12 year olds, since it received a major upgrade in 2018 to include a range of modern equipment.

The new amenities block features a unisex ambulant toilet and an accessible toilet with baby change facility, plus wash trough, and incorporates energy-efficiency measures such as natural ventilation and natural light through clear roofing.

The project, which involved civil, structural, electrical and hydraulic services, building and landscape works, took longer than expected to complete due to COVID-related restrictions, unprecedented weather conditions and site issues.

Landscaping works were carried out in the area surrounding the amenities, incorporating a number of native plant species, including vines, shrubs and ground cover varieties. In a forthcoming final stage in the upgrade of Memory Park playground, grass will be renewed behind the playground.

The Memory Park amenities works follow the completion of accessible toilets near Mosman Junction in 2020 and are among the practical steps that Council continues to take to make Mosman a more inclusive community for people with disability and as part of its ongoing commitment to its Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

The $412,000 project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Mosman Council. Australian Government funding of $250,000 was provided through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.