Wollongong Council removes Windang playground

April 16, 2024 9:41 am in by
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Wollongong City Council has removed a playground in the lake foreshore area due to significant safety concerns.

While there was an underlying issue with erosion along the shoreline near the playground, there has been a significant and rapid escalation in erosion at the site since the recent flood event.

More than a metre of the shoreline has been washed away since the City of Wollongong was declared a natural disaster area last weekend, leaving the playground’s soft fall base dangling into the lake.

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Council staff have been on site twice daily across the week to monitor the erosion.

The decision was made to carefully remove the playground to address urgent public safety concerns, and to prevent the materials from washing into the lake or damaging the sensitive area.