14 July 2016 NT’s first community water play park opens at Breezes Muirhead

Local children gathered this morning to help officially open a 4990m² water play park at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) development Breezes Muirhead in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

DHA and Investa Land are delivering Breezes Muirhead on a 170 hectare site, 14 kilometres north of Darwin CBD. With a park situated within 400 metres of every home, 20 per cent of the award-winning community is allocated to open green space.

The new water play park will engage children in active play, with water-wheels, dams, switches and pumps demonstrating water management. Water will wind its way through a reproduction creek bed, before draining into the park’s landscaping. The park will also include a large area of open green space, perfect for ball games and family picnics.

“We are proud to deliver the first water play park within a residential community in the Northern Territory,” said DHA’s Managing Director Jan Mason.

“The community parks at Breezes Muirhead encourage an outdoor lifestyle and community engagement. They are integral to delivering a cohesive, vibrant community with strong connectivity to neighbouring suburbs,” Ms Mason said.

The water play park is one of four community parks within Breezes Muirhead which range in size from 5,000 to18,600m² and each cater to a different age group. Large parks cater for neighbourhood sports games and smaller parks provide tranquil places to relax.

According to Paul Perkovic, Project Director NT, Investa Land, Breezes Muirhead’s lifestyle is unparalleled in new developments within the Northern Territory.

“Breezes Muirhead’s water play park, high quality adventure playgrounds, cycle paths and well landscaped open spaces demonstrate best practice in residential development,” Mr Perkovic said.

Within the development, Ted Rowe Park is a 1.6 hectare park designed to encourage older children in active play. It features a half sized basketball/netball court, rugby and Aussie rules goal posts, a bicycle loop trail and fitness equipment, as well as a large informal kick about space. The Juliet Shields Park provides shady areas for picnics, open green space for ball games and an adventure playground and the William Forster Park covers more than two hectares and is surrounded by established native trees and bushland. It incorporates an expansive playground with a giant 12 metre climbing net and construction is underway on an interpretative cultural trail which will engage residents with Australia’s Indigenous history and culture.

In addition to its community parks, Breezes Muirhead also features more than five kilometres of walking and cycling trails and ‘pocket parks’ for informal use by local residents..

More than 85 per cent of land lots at Breezes Muirhead have now sold. Acreage land is available in the Euros and Caver neighbourhoods, ranging from 3,990m² to 5,980m² and priced from $600,000.

For more information about Breezes Muirhead visit breezesmuirhead.com.au or the Breezes Muirhead Land Sales Centre and Builder Display Village located at 22 Coleman Street (off Lee Point Road) Muirhead, open daily from 10am to 5pm.

For further information contact:
DHA Media Manager, 0421 040 098 or media@dha.gov.au
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