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While Council awaits the results of the survey mentioned in my last blog the Playground is in the news for a different reason.

Having been alerted that there is structural cracking in the concrete cross beams that support the shade structure and vines within Princess Margaret Playground and being a building inspector I have been around to check it for myself.


There is evidence of concrete cancer in one beam. The reinforcing in the beam is probably rusting and it is likely that repairs will be needed. Whilst it has been reinforced by external steel angles it is appropriate that the area be bunted off preventing public access.

We hope to have advice early next week in relation to repairs and timeliness and will keep you informed accordingly..