THE community has had its say on the design for a new playground at Manilla's Chaffey Park, with option two being selected.
It came out on top in a poll featuring all three proposed designs, winning 47.7 per cent of the vote, coming in above option one (39.5 per cent) and option three (12.9 per cent).
The playground will include a 4m activity net, smaller climbing structure, rope spinner, four-bay swing, car rocker, gears panel and play hut as well as a playpark system including a step bridge and two slides.
After further consultation with the community, it has also been decided two disability access swings will be added to improve its inclusivity.
Tamworth Regional Council is pleased with the pace the playground upgrade is moving at, with the project only getting off the ground in mid-January.
Director of regional services Peter Resch said it will be a valued asset for the community once it is available for use.
"We are thrilled that so many Manilla residents took the time to vote for their favourite design and give feedback, with an amazing 1158 votes received," he said.
"We hope everyone in the local community enjoys this great new addition to Chaffey Park."
Locals will not have to wait long to enjoy the playground, with council revealing it should be built within a few months.
"Completion of the playground installation is scheduled for the end of the financial year (June, 30 2021) and was federally funded from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure funding," it said in a statement.
"The implementation of the Chaffey Park Manilla Masterplan is going well, with bollards being installed at the same time as the playground along the road to the weir access."
Residents can view the winning design via the council website.
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