Victor Harbor's George T Fisher Playground set for redesign; council calls for public's ideas

REVAMP: City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp at the George T Fisher Playground that is set to undergo an upgrade. Photo: Dani Brown.
REVAMP: City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp at the George T Fisher Playground that is set to undergo an upgrade. Photo: Dani Brown.

The iconic George T Fisher Playground is set for an upgrade and the City of Victor Harbor is calling on the community to share its ideas on how to reinvigorate the historic space.

The playground, located on the foreshore adjacent Flinders Parade, is considered Victor Harbor’s premier playground and hosts the renowned heritage steam engine.

It was last upgraded in 2002, making it more than due for a replacement.

Last June, the council received $220,000 from the state government’s annual Open Space and Places for People grant within the Planning and Development Fund.

Almost a year on, the council is ready to put the funding to use.

To progress the upgrade, the council has engaged the designers of the hugely popular Morialta Nature Playground to develop a concept design.

“We are thrilled to be working with Climbing Tree in conjunction with Peter Semple Landscape Architects to design a new nature playground on Victor Harbor’s foreshore,” City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said.

“To assist in developing the design for the new nature playground, we want to find out more about the community’s vision for the prominent play space.”

Mr Philp said the council wanted to know what the community would like to see in the new playground.

“What have you seen that works really well? What would you not like to see in the new playground?,” he said.

“We are really excited about the upgrade of the George T Fisher Playground, and are looking forward to hearing suggestions from our community.”

Community members are invited to find out more and share their thoughts online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au or collect a hard copy feedback form from the council office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Council representatives and the playground designers will also be on-site to talk with community members at George T Fisher Playground on Sunday, May 27 between 11am and 1pm.

The suggestions and comments provided throughout the consultation period will contribute to the design of the new playground.

  • Have your say on the design before 5pm on Friday, 1 June 2018.
  • For more information, visit www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8551 0500.

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