New Recreation Facilities for Peterborough

Published on 14 July 2021

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Peterborough residents and visitors are set to enjoy new recreational facilities, with upgrades to the playground and Irvine Reserve now complete.

The popular coastal town now has options for a range of activities for younger people, including a shipwreck-themed playground at Peterborough Foreshore and a new nature-inspired playspace at Irvine Reserve. 

Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade, said that enhancing the shire’s recreational facilities is a key priority for Council and helps make Peterborough an enjoyable place to live and visit.

“Our local reserves, parks and playgrounds are a popular place for people of all ages to interact and participate in an active lifestyle,” said Cr Meade.   

“Council’s team have removed the existing playground at the foreshore and installed new equipment with a shipwreck theme to complement its seaside location, featuring net climbing and balance structures, monkey bars, swings, spinner and a slide.” 

“What’s of particular importance are the improvements to accessibility and safety, with the installation of rubber soft fall surfaces, ramps and paths to allow better access to the equipment and amenities.”  

Works were completed at Irvine Reserve in June which saw new walking trails, seating, boardwalks, landscaping, extension of the playing field, carparking, new line marking and children’s nature playspace.

“It’s great to see both the foreshore playground and Irvine Reserve project completed and open again after a significant amount of consultation, planning and hard work to enhance the facilities for our community and visitors to enjoy,” Cr Meade said.

“Council is excited to deliver upgrades to a number of playgrounds and open spaces across the shire as part of its Capital Works projects, with works now beginning at Hawkesdale playground and Martins Point, Port Fairy.” 

Irvine Reserve and Peterborough foreshore playground are now open, while the Port Fairy playground is closed for upgrades and works at the Hawkesdale playground will begin in the coming weeks. 

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