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Melville Playscape (Kadidjiny Park)

Date: November 2010
RAM Fabrication has been instrumental in the metalwork side of the construction on the new Melville Playscape which officially opened to the kiddies on 6 Nov 2010.

RAM Fabrication contracted to Earthcare Landscapes (www.earthcare.net.au) who has completed a magnificent job on working with the Melville Council to get this project to fruition.

During the GFC, the government put forward a stimulus package which was allocated to revitalise the old Melville Primary School site. What has resulted is a “telly tubby / Dr Suess” style of playground with bbqs, a seating area, toilets, sand pits, musical instruments and play equipment that children will enjoy for many generations to come.

In particular, RAM Fabrication constructed the purple coloured shade shelter which was an engineering feat as the client wanted a continuous steel beam for each post in an arc shape. What resulted was 3 months of cutting wedges out of the steel and rejoining/welding them back together for form the continuous arc shape. Each steel beam weighed over 1 tonne which made for tricky delivery and installation. RAM Fabrication also manufactured the stainless steel sand pit plate which allows children in wheelchairs to park next to the plate and play with the sand in the sand pit.

RAM Fabrication also worked with local artist, Rob Binelli to construct the musical instruments by recycling an old washing machine as a drum and using bells and pipes for the children to experiment with sounds.

You can visit the park on the corner of Curtis Street and Kitchener Road in Melville. For more information about the park go to http://www.melvillecity.com.au/news-folder/spectacular-kadidjiny-park-declared-open