The first steps towards the implementation of our combined project to mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary Down Under has commenced, with the removal of the existing playground at Yarra Bank Reserve on Wednesday.
The RORP Team, comprising members of the Rotary Clubs of Camberwell, Glenferrie, Hawthorn and the Rotary e-Club of Melbourne and led by RC Glenferrie International Service Director Mark Howlett and Rotary Camberwell member John Walmsley dismantled and removed the playground, transferring it to Rotary Donations in Kind in West Footscray where it was loaded into a container bound for Nepal. Our major project for 2021 is now well underway.

Yarra Bank Reserve Playground Equipment Now on its Way to Nepal

The Yarra Bank Reserve will be the site for the new Rotary Interactive Play Sculpture, part of the celebrations in 2021 to mark locally the 100th Anniversary of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand. The Rotary clubs of Glenferrie, Camberwell, Hawthorn and Canterbury are combining with the City of Boroondara to provide and install equipment for the new playground. The Rotary contribution will be a unique and spectacular interactive play sculpture, currently under construction by Agency of Sculpture in Yackandandah,  that will be a drawcard at the park for many years to come.
Construction of the new playground and associated landscaping work has now commenced and is expected to be completed by mid-July.
At a meeting this week with Nathan Milesi, Coordinator Landscaping and Design for the City of Boroondara, a tentative date has been set for the opening of the new playground, complete with Rotary sculpture; Sunday, August 1st, 2021. More news soon.