All signage and collateral have been updated with our new logo and a new design which was created in line with our revitalised branding. New maps, brochures, display boards and a mural help to better reflect the beauty and importance of Blackbutt Reserve.
Richley Reserve adventure playground
A 60m-long district level, adventure-style playground in Richley Reserve was opened to the public on 1 September 2018. Inspired by the natural bushland, the playground features rope courses, bridges, swings and slides, an adventure tower, and space for everyone from toddlers to tweens, and all abilities.
New shelters and picnic areas
The Carnley and Grass Shelters have been removed and four new shelters and BBQs have been installed, as well as an elevated grass picnic area surrounded by sandstone blocks.
A number of new picnic shelters have been built in Richley Reserve on the edge of the new adventure playground as well as a grassed picnic mound.
The construction of reinforced concrete paths along Farrell’s Way, at the main entrance to Richley Reserve, has improved access to the adventure playground and recreation area. A viewing deck has also been built on the edge of the duck pond.
A covered outdoor wildlife arena was designed and constructed at Carnley Avenue and was officially opened in May 2015. This area will enable staff to deliver environmental education programs in all kind of weather in an environment equipped to conduct a variety of wildlife shows and interactive activities. Orica are the proud sponsors of the audio visual equipment within the area to enable staff to deliver high quality presentations.
A new amenities building was constructed at Carnley Avenue that incorporates a parents room, disability facilities and has been designed to create a safer environment and improve the quality of life through the principles and strategies of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) regulations.