Central Coast Council has installed a new swing at Shaun Brinklow Park in Copacabana following the theft of an all abilities swing used by the local community.

Mayor Jane Smith said she was pleased Council had moved quickly to restore the swing following the theft three weeks ago.

“The theft of this swing was devastating to the local community and Council has moved quickly to replace it so the community can use it once again,” Mayor Smith said.

“We are committed to providing modern and accessible play spaces for our growing community and investment in these facilities is a key priority of our Operational Plan now rolling out across the Coast.

“We have modified our capital works budget to deliver a $250,000 upgrade to Shaun Brinklow Park so the community can expect an even better playground in the near future.

“I am pleased this project will now move forward, and that community consultation on the design of the new park will soon be undertaken.”