Under construction: building begins at Cowra's Nature Based Adventure Playground

Nature Based Adventure Playground Committee President, Pat Charnock and committee member Chris Cannard.
Nature Based Adventure Playground Committee President, Pat Charnock and committee member Chris Cannard.

After years of planning and fundraising, Cowra's Nature Based Adventure Playground is beginning to take shape after the installation of spider equipment at the site late last week.

The playground, situated on Bellevue Hill, is set to be completed within the next 12 months.

Nature Based Adventure Playground Committee President, Pat Charnock, said the start of construction at the site has the committee excited.

"From the day Chris (Cannard) announced we had approval to go ahead and start preparing the pad, which I labelled at that time as the launch pad, we started to get pretty excited then," he said.

"The response from some of the photos that were sent out to the committee was wow, it's happening, we are on our way."

Mr Charnock said the Cowra community will now be able to see the plans come to fruition.

"It's not only good for continued motivation for the committee, but it's really good now the community can actually see, ok there's been a lot of talk, there's been a lot of fundraising, we've been hearing about this... but now there's physically something happening in front of our eyes."

Council Services Manager Chris Cannard said the next step will be construction of the performance and mini amphitheatre area.

"From there, over the next 12 months, the whole plan will be formulated and that includes flying foxes, embankment slides and all those sorts of things," he said.

"So certainly within 12 months now, we envisage the whole masterplan will be fulfilled."

Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West congratulated the committee on their efforts and thanked the state government for helping to fund the project.

"The Adventure Playground Committee has worked tirelessly closely with Council and we are greatly appreciative of their persistent enthusiasm for the project," Cr West said.

"We also thank the NSW Government for providing the funding for what when finished will be a wonderful playground to be enjoyed by all in our community but particularly the kids."

The Cowra community is invited to the official opening of the equipment on Friday, May 17 at 10.30am.