97 Mathieson Rd Ascot
Constructed in 1975
|Heritage List||YES||24 Feb 2003||Heritage Council|
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||17 Feb 2003||Category C||
This was built under the Labor Government's 'Red Scheme' for the long-term unemployed. It attracted many visitors from outside the district as well as locals. This complex consisted of 5 major play areas with pools and water slides, plus a barbecue area, mini-golf course and kiosk. It was opened in November 1977 having cost the Belmont Shire $326,156.00. Treated water from a natural spring was used for the water supply and was the first such facility to be established in Australia.
The Ascot Water Playground consists of several paddling pools, wading pool, mini golf, kiosk and barbeque area in a parkland seeting.
Approval for demolition has been granted by the City of Belmont, unsure of the current state of the site.
Extent of Original Fabric: High
Individual Building or Group
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