The 8.5m Lighthouse Tower will become the centrepiece of a proposed adventure playground within the heart of Amberton Beach community’s exciting new $5 million foreshore precinct.
A sneak peek of the bright red and white 8.5 metre tower, complete with twisting covered slides, climbing nets and a viewing platform overlooking the ocean, has been revealed in an artist’s impression as construction of the 1.5-hectare foreshore precinct at Eglinton gains momentum.
The precinct, which will also feature a Beach Bar and Kitchen on a hilltop perch with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, is set to become a regional recreational destination.
Col Dutton, General Manager for Residential at Stockland, said that subject to council approval, construction of the playground is due to start later this year with its design reflecting the popular seaside community’s high level of innovation.
“The new playground, featuring a coastal theme with the tower, a shipwreck play structure, treasure map rope maze and marine creature spring rockers, has been designed to inspire children’s imaginations and set a benchmark for creative play,’’ Mr Dutton said.
“The tower will underscore the playground’s waterside location and exemplify the renown that Stockland enjoys for creating outstanding play spaces and facilities for its residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles.’’
The future playground will be located in parkland perfect for family gatherings with a turfed kickabout area, a cricket pitch, and junior AFL, netball and basketball facilities.
It will also complement an existing foreshore playground and green space equipped with car parking, barbecues, seating and wash-down showers, and stairway access directly to the beach.