Lake Pertobe playground now open

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A long-awaited day in Warrnambool has arrived with the opening of the new Lake Pertobe Adventure Playspace.

The new playspace features swings, including an all-abilities swing with full harness, water splash play area with hand-operated pump, a carousel that can accommodate a wheelchair, log channel, talking tubes, butterfly sundial and a network of footpaths that make getting to the different elements of this playground very easy.

A centrepiece is a 9m tower with an enclosed slide.

“This is an amazing playground and provides excitement and challenges for young people from toddlers through to tweens and anyone who is young at heart,” Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said.

“Lake Pertobe is immensely popular with residents and visitors and the new playspace will further enhance the reputation of a really treasured feature of Warrnambool.

“A great deal of planning went into the playspace including consultation with the community that has helped influence the design.

“We acknowledge the support of the Australian Government which provided $1.45 million in funding through the Building Better Regions program.

“Matched with a contribution from Council the funding is helping to improve Lake Pertobe and the foreshore precinct with an expanded footpath network, wayfinding signage and next year we’ll see work start on a new McGennans amenity block.”