Belmont North students give Luskin Way play equipment their seal of approval after 'testing'

WIDE SMILES: Belmont North Public School students joined may Kay Fraser for a morning of 'testing' the new Luskin Way play equipment.
WIDE SMILES: Belmont North Public School students joined may Kay Fraser for a morning of 'testing' the new Luskin Way play equipment.

Belmont North Public School students have given new play equipment at Luskin Way their seal of approval after they spent Wednesday morning testing the playground.

Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser was on hand to unveil the new equipment, which comes as part of the $150,000 upgrade to the park and also includes a four-metre ‘Sky Climber’, a three-bay swing that comes equipped with a children’s seat, a see-saw, surfboard rocker and accessible rocker.

All play areas have come with rubber bases to provide “safe and soft landing for active kids”. The design also has an added asphalt handball court included in the “much-needed recreational facilities”.

“Council has a strong emphasis on delivering community infrastructure that promotes healthy lifestyles and provides opportunities for socialisation,” Cr Fraser said.

“The local schoolchildren here today have given the playground the thumbs up and, judging by their enthusiasm, I expect it to become a well-used facility.”

The Luskin Way upgrades are one of three offered up through the $150,000 grant from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Lake Macquarie council revealed the Bolton Point Park and Edwards Park constructions would begin soon.