Lighthouse tower for Amberton Beach playground

A bespoke lighthouse tower will become the centrepiece of an adventure playground at the Amberton Beach foreshore. Artist’s impression

CONSTRUCTION of an adventure playground at the Amberton Beach foreshore, which is to include a customised lighthouse tower, is expected to start later this year.

An artist’s impression shows a bright red and white 8.5m  tower, complete with twisting covered slides, climbing nets and a viewing platform overlooking the ocean – but Stockland said the artist’s impressions may change.

Development of the 1.5ha precinct, which will also feature a beach bar and kitchen on a hilltop perch with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, at Eglinton is gaining momentum.

Stockland residential general manager Residential Col Dutton said subject to council approval, construction of the playground was 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,’’ he 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 designed 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.