Shoreline lighthouse, a shining beacon for our community
Get ready to enjoy summer - Shoreline’s impressive 8.5metre high lighthouse play structure is now standing tall at Jingeri Park, a shining beacon to welcome residents and visitors to our vibrant neighbourhood.
Inspired by the iconic Cleveland Point Lighthouse and the natural bay lifestyle and surroundings, the towering play structure will appeal to young and old, representing the start of Shoreline’s story with a touch of old-world charm.
Created in collaboration with Vee Designs, Fleetwood Urban and Lendlease, Shoreline’s new community park and playground, Jingeri Park, features open space and play structures as the perfect gathering place for residents and the wider community.
Fleetwood Urban’s in-house design team worked closely with Vee Design to refine and detail the lighthouse concepts, creating highly realistic renders and making them safe and buildable in the real world.
“The construction materials for the lighthouse were procured directly by Fleetwood before the lighthouse tower structure (marine-grade painted steel) was hand-welded by our in-house expert boilermakers at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in western Sydney,” said Hamish Abraham, Fleetwood Urban’s Project Leader.
“This highly detailed work was completed methodically in sections, with all sections ultimately joined to create the amazing 8.5metre high lighthouse tower (equivalent to the height of a two-storey house). The lighthouse was then painted before the pre-assembly stage, which saw the addition of the climbing nets, battens and an array of other internal play equipment/workings.
“The lighthouse was so tall, it wouldn’t fit in the factory standing up, so all assembly work had to be completed with the tower lying on its side. Once ready for its new home, the painted and pre-assembled tower was then carefully transported by truck to the Shoreline community, where it’s recently been installed, using a 70-tonne crane.”
Significance of the lighthouse structure at Jingeri park
The Queensland Heritage Registered old lighthouse at Cleveland Point is an iconic structure in the Redlands Coast, as it was one of the first of its kind built in the colony of Queensland and was the prototype for subsequent timber-structured lighthouses.
The Cleveland lighthouse was the inspiration for Shoreline’s play tower as an icon within the Redlands community.
Lendlease Urban Designer Sue Dewar said the lighthouse is an iconic way finding marking for Shoreline, providing a memorable entry to welcome residents home and visitors to our community.
“The lighthouse play structure is now located in Jingeri Park at the first entry to the Shoreline community, setting the standard and vision for the vibrant community,” she said.
“The lighthouse represents the bayside and speaks to the new community and the old-world charm. The Cleveland lighthouse is so unique and special to the region – we hope Shoreline and this park is too.
“Our lighthouse duplicates the hexagonal form and the weatherboard cladding which are unique, and is topped off with a red painted lantern room and a hexagonal gallery.”
“To experience Shoreline is to experience the balanced beauty of bayside living – the wonderment of the great outdoors and the amenities of a town for today.”
Elements of the Shoreline lighthouse
The Shoreline lighthouse includes a jetty play structure overlooking the playground with:
- Nets for climbing
- Sand and blue safety matting to represent the ocean and water's edge
- A sliding pole in the form of a fishing pole
- A cubby style fish and chip shop
- A artful climbing wall
- And much more, all with sails to provide shade
The choice of materiality and colour – ropes, red, white, blue, sand, rocks, stairs, jetties, poles and planting – all reference the Cleveland lighthouse.
Jingeri Park will be open to residents and the wider community in the coming months.
Jingeri Park draws its name from the Yugambeh people, where Jingeri means ‘greeting all of you’ in the Yugambeh language. The park has been designed as the perfect gathering point for members of the wider community and has been carefully planned with a focus on sustainable, green placemaking.