The Jezzine Barracks playground is a children’s play facility in Townsville, Queensland completed in mid-2016. It sits on a 15 hectare redevelopment that includes coastal boardwalks, parks and traditional artworks that recognise the location’s significant Aboriginal heritage. From colonial times until 2006 the land was used for military purposes, after which it became public recreation space.
Trex® decking was used to create several items installed at the new playground, its application demonstrating how the versatile decking can be applied in interesting and appealing ways. Some 15 boxes of various sizes where made out of Trex decking boards and placed on a grass surface for playing and sitting on. In front of the grassed area is a Trex deck stage where children engage in play and event activities. Trex was chosen for the new playground due to its 25-year stain and fade warranty and its resistance to mould; proof it will work well for years to come in the tropical Townsville environment.