The Eltham North Playground wins a ‘Park and Leisure Australia award’. It has been named the best new play space in Victoria and Tasmania, just 15 months after the original site was destroyed by fire. The popular Wattletree Rd space was awarded the top gong in its category at last week’s Park and Leisure Australia awards.
Nillumbik Council mayor Cr Karen Egan said, “our community was devastated when the original playground was burnt down just before Christmas of 2017 and despite this, we really saw the community come together and rebuild this much loved park,” she said. “While many people gave a helping hand in rebuilding the playspace, this project would not have been possible without the help of the architects, designers and builders — Nature-form, Gardiner Architects and Jeavons Landscape Architects.”