We’ve partnered with Matamata Futures to design an upgrade to the Matamata Domain playground, and earlier this year Matamata Futures asked the community what they liked about the current playground and what they wanted to see included in the upgrade.
There were loads of great ideas, and we now have a concept plan that shows what the playground could look like. To create a really special space for our community and take full advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity, our concept design will cost more than the $1.5 million Council has committed to the project.
To reach the higher $2.5 million target, Matamata Futures is fundraising for an additional $1 million to include all of the things you said you wanted. If you’d love to see this playground reach its full potential then donate on the Matamata Futures website here.
Now we want find out which bits you love and which bits you could live without – that’ll help us with the final design and knowing what can be left out if the fundraising doesn’t reach the $1 million target. We’ll then get the final playground design signed off so that we’re ready to go when the funding becomes available in July 2024. A detailed timeline and further information can be found here.
Pick your own playground by choosing which items you want included in the final design. We’ve created some interactive puzzles to help capture your must-have items here:
Play Day in the Park
Saturday, 25 November
Matamata Domain playground
Matamata Twilight Market
Friday, 1 December
5pm – 7pm
On the Green, Hetana Street
Market and Craft Fair
Saturday, 9 December
Matamata Primary School
To get behind Matamata Futures’ fundraising efforts head to their website here. The more money that’s raised, the more play equipment we can have!