Big game: Reade Smith has fun playing with a giant chess set at Boneo Maze. Picture: Daryl GordonHASTINGS residents will soon have a new toy to play with on the foreshore. Cerberus Ward councillor Reade Smith (pictured) has been given approval to use $1449 from his ward discretionary fund to develop a giant chess set on the Fred Smith foreshore reserve.
The set is designed to encourage community engagement in an outdoor setting with an activity that is fun and stimulating. It is expected to be a drawcard for tourists visiting the area and will adjoin the existing playground area.
Checking out a similar chess set last week at Boneo Maze, Cr Smith said it would add vibrancyto the foreshore — “it’s something forpeople to do out in the sun”. The chessset will replace the formerdecommissioned helicopter pad,where new piping will be installed to prevent flooding.