The project led by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie as part of nationwide celebrations of Rotary's 100th anniversary in Australia and New Zealand has been awarded a District Local Grant from The Rotary Foundation. The project consortium, comprising the Rotary Clubs of Camberwell, Canterbury, Glenferrie and Hawthorn will build a unique interactive playground feature as part of the new all-abilities playground being erected by the City of Boroondara at Yarra Bank Reserve Hawthorn.
Yarra Bank Reserve is on the site of the long-gone Glen's Ferry, that took people across the Yarra River by punt before the bridge was built. Glen's Ferry gave its name to the Boroondara precinct now known as Glenferrie, and is a place of significance to local indigenous people. The project is already in the planning phase, with construction set to start in the fourth quarter of 2020 for completion in early 2021