Finishing touches being put to Steampunk playground

Following a delay caused by last month's floods, the final items of equipment destined for the Friendly Bay Playground at Oamaru Harbour are expected to be lifted into place over the coming weeks.

Although landscaping work has not started, only two pieces of equipment remain to be installed.

Waitaki District Council corporate services manager Carolyn Carter said they would be in place ''soon''.

Two big coin-operated barbecues would be connected to the electricity supply this week.

A pirate ship, complete with 7.6-metre mast and climbing ropes, was almost ready to be put in place.

''The boat is en route - [but] again the people who were going to put it in were side-tracked by the Civil Defence emergency.

''The boat is pretty much good to go.''

Lights, to illuminate the major attractions at the $500,000 Steampunk-themed playground, would also be installed.

However, volunteer labour was still needed to help landscape the area, she said.

''We are getting more offers of work from volunteer groups, so we are expecting to finalise paths through the area.''

She said paths would make the area more accessible to wheelchair-users in wet weather.

andrew.ashton@odt.co.nz

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