Sovereign Hill Playground Opening
The Sovereign Hill Playground was opened yesterday creating great excitement for visiting school children. The thematic playspace has been designed to cater for users of all abilities. It interprets the journey of prospectors arriving in Australia on a tall ship and moving luggage/passengers overland on a rocking horse coach. There is a water play area to represent traditional mining methods predating the arrival of mining technology, which is then represented by the poppethead. The township and sculptures capture the final progression of prospectors establishing a town with grocery stores, banks & more. The playspace was designed by Jeavons Landscape Architects, and built by Warrandale with wonderfully detailed sculptures by Honeyweather and Speight, John Brady and Brendan Kroon.