Friday 5 May 2017 was an exciting day when, after two years of fundraising and planning, at last we can see what the new playscape will look like. It will be huge and provide years of fun for the children of Fitzroy.
Pre-fabricated components arrived from the Agency of Sculpture workshop in Yackandandah for the Coal Flower playground designed by Benjamin Gilbert. See Sacred Heart Primary in the background
Each of the five enormous pods will be mounted on poles with climbing devices for the children to move from pod to pod. The name Coal Flowers comes from the ingenious design with the pods having panels made from old conveyor belts salvaged from a closed coal mine and petals each housing solar panels.
Atop each pod will be a petal shaped structure each containing solar panels. The crews craned them onto the site for final welding
The expert welders from Agency of Sculpture weld in place the pre-fabricated sections
Thanks to the Property Industry Foundation supporter Gallagher Jeffs for their project management of this complex installation.
Gallagher Jeffs our go-to project managers. Lauren McKenna we love your work you professionalism shines.