Jul 102018
 
waterlily playscape park

Cultivating community and well being in Ocean Shores by creating a playscape at Waterlily Park .

Waterlily Community Playscape group was established by local volunteers to build a playground area by the community at Waterlily Park, in Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia.

Since May 2015, the group has been meeting regularly to progress the project.After launching phase 1 of the project which included installing a playground, we are now entering the second phase of the project: additional equipment (shade sails, flying fox, a tree house and a fairy chair). This initiative is getting growing attention from many local residents, councillors and local organisations. This page allows all to stay updated and get involved.

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SENSELESS VANDALISM IN WATERLILY PARK
Just days before Christmas four teenagers caused late night havoc in Waterlily Park. They smashed lights, trashed the new BBQ shelter and destroyed the large concrete planters. Many people heard the horrendous noise that they made but nobody called the Police.
Soon afterwards local residents managed to foil their attempt to steal a car from a nearby street. Unfortunately, however, their trail of destruction continued as they pulled out signs and destroyed a green on the Ocean Shores Golf Course.
Police Officers said that if residents had alerted them to the chaotic activity in the Park they may have been able to save the Golf Course from being damaged.
We implore the community to be vigilant. Waterlily Park is a “No Alcohol Zone” so please assist in preserving its peace and tranquillity by reporting alcohol and drug use in the Park. If anyone observes or hears inappropriate behaviour in the Park including property being damaged, please immediately report the incident on the Police Assistance Line – 131444.
A big ‘thankyou’ to Gerard from BSC, Andrew from Curtis Electrical, Ryan from the mowing crew and the local kids for helping to promptly clean up the chaos created by the recent vandalism. You all did a fantastic job!
Waterlily Playscape Committee
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SENSELESS VANDALISM IN WATERLILY PARK Just days before Christmas four teenagers caused late night havoc in Waterlily Park. They smashed lights, trashed the new BBQ shelter and destroyed the large concrete planters. Many people heard the horrendous noise that they made but nobody called the Police. Soon afterwards local residents managed to foil their attempt to steal a car from a nearby street. Unfortunately, however, their trail of destruction continued as they pulled out signs and destroyed a green on the Ocean Shores Golf Course. Police Officers said that if residents had alerted them to the chaotic activity in the Park they may have been able to save the Golf Course from being damaged. We implore the community to be vigilant. Waterlily Park is a “No Alcohol Zone” so please assist in preserving its peace and tranquillity by reporting alcohol and drug use in the Park. If anyone observes or hears inappropriate behaviour in the Park including property being damaged, please immediately report the incident on the Police Assistance Line – 131444. A big ‘thankyou’ to Gerard from BSC, Andrew from Curtis Electrical, Ryan from the mowing crew and the local kids for helping to promptly clean up the chaos created by the recent vandalism. You all did a fantastic job! Waterlily Playscape Committee

 

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These kids need a good kick up the A...! I certainly hope Karmah hits them hard. Selfish, rude little.....!!!

i didn;t hear a thing. i lived near it

And then taxpayers get to pay for them to be locked up in luxury with 3 meals a day which a lot of taxpayers can't afford and then they come out and do it all again.

Why?What makes a person want to do this?

Ditto %#@“./=@

And if you actually know who these kids are... or even MIGHT have a notion who... PLEASE SPEAK UP!!! It’s time. You can remain anonymous in your report 🙏

Worth investing in Cameras! Such a waste.

And they will just get a warning and ‘youth conference’.....

Bradley Coaches

I can’t believe that no one rang the police 😡

So sad that they are so unhappy they see this behaviour as “”fun”

That is so sad after all the work you guys put into making the park.🙄

Another reason why I am so glad I moved my kids away from this sort of influence.

My Lord !! Shocking !!

Where are their parents or are we talking about the same group of kids who’s parents don’t give a shit what their kids are doing. Pathetic parents who keep sticking their heads in the sand or continue saying “my kids are out of control and I don’t know what to do” whilst they steal and destroy everything around them. 🤬🤬

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Waterlily Playscape added 2 new photos.
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In the gardens around the Playscape we have many Bush Tucker Food plants, but do not eat any unripe fruit !

The passionfruit vine near the Fort was seeded by the birds, and it has heaps of GREEN passionfruit on the vines. If you eat the GREEN fruit you will get a bad bellyache and kids will be very sick for a couple of days. Passionfruit are delicious, but you have to WAIT till they are PURPLE before you can eat them guys.
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2 months ago

In the gardens around the Playscape we have many Bush Tucker Food plants, but do not eat any unripe fruit ! The passionfruit vine near the Fort was seeded by the birds, and it has heaps of GREEN passionfruit on the vines. If you eat the GREEN fruit you will get a bad bellyache and kids will be very sick for a couple of days. Passionfruit are delicious, but you have to WAIT till they are PURPLE before you can eat them guys.Image attachment

 

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And passion fruit won’t ripen once picked so wait until they drop and you can be sure they will be delicious!

Found a silver car key in Waterlily Park recently. Ring Stan on 0405383798 and tell him what's on the keyring to claim the key. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Byron Shire Council was successful in receiving a NSW Stronger Country Communities grant for Waterlily Park. This money will be used to upgrade the carpark, install a new pedestrian and cycle pathway, construct playground shade, a new tree house and flying fox play elements.

Car park upgrade – completion due December 2018
Walk and cycle pathway – completion due December 2018
Shade Sail – completion due December 2018
Tree house – begin March, due by June 2019
Flying fox – begin March, due by June 2019

www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Recreation/Parks-and-reserves/Waterlily-Park
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5 months ago

Byron Shire Council was successful in receiving a NSW Stronger Country Communities grant for Waterlily Park. This money will be used to upgrade the carpark, install a new pedestrian and cycle pathway, construct playground shade, a new tree house and flying fox play elements. Car park upgrade – completion due December 2018 Walk and cycle pathway – completion due December 2018 Shade Sail – completion due December 2018 Tree house – begin March, due by June 2019 Flying fox – begin March, due by June 2019 https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Recreation/Parks-and-reserves/Waterlily-Park

 

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Are you planning any additions that are a little more friendly/safe for the smaller kids? 🙂

Woohoo! Congratulations guys on the continued work! So nice to see it happen. Best wishes to you all. 💕👏💕👏

Sounds wonderful. Congratulations 👏😁🎈

Christian

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Weed control works planned July 9th to 13th 2018 Mechanical harvesting of salvinia weed from Waterlily Lake. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Waterlily Playscape added 4 new photos — at Waterlily Park.
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1x Melaleuca Leucadendra Broad leaf, 2x Waterhousia Floribunda, 1x Mellicope Elleryana and 2x Syzygium Resilience1x Melaleuca Leucadendra Broad leaf, 2x Waterhousia Floribunda, 1x Mellicope Elleryana and 2x Syzygium Resilience ... See MoreSee Less

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Six new shade trees have been planted around the Playscape and we are indeed grateful to the NSW State Government for providing the required funding . We thank Joy from Gondwana Nursery for supplying and caring for these beautiful advanced trees for the last 2 months. The trees - 1x Melaleuca Leucadendra Broad leaf, 2x Waterhousia Floribunda, 1x Mellicope Elleryana and 2x Syzygium Resilience - are absolutely fantastic. Thank you also to Council’s Malcolm Robertson for working with the Playscape Committee to position, deliver and plant the trees. Special thanks goes to Byron Council’s Michael Mathews for ensuring all 6 trees were delivered and planted at the one time and of course to Council’s staff – Tom, Project Manager & Safety Officer, Michael Halpin, Excavator Operator, Ayla, Horticulturist, and of course Ian for providing all of the required ‘muscle’. They did an awesome job, completing it all in one day! All 6 trees were planted in great soil, had fertiliser and gypsum added, were staked and tied and then mulched with bark chips. Of course, the rain over the last two days has also been very beneficial. Finally, our thanks to Tom Naulty who did a great job as Co-ordinator for the Waterlily Playscape Committee and to Tina Petroff who was on hand and helping at every step of the way. https://www.waterlilyplayscape.org/progress-updates/six-new-shady-trees-have-been-planted/

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