The pirate ship play equipment at a park at Montello "raised several safety issues, including finger entrapment and overall deterioration", according to Burnie mayor Teeny Brumby. Speculation was raised on social media that the Truganini-Jorgensen streets playground was going to be turned into land for housing but Cr Brumby said the play equipment "raised several safety issues". "The Burnie City Council recently commissioned an updated condition assessment of our playground infrastructure," Cr Brumby said. "Overall, there were 33 playgrounds and fitness equipment areas assessed, with a total of 114 individual assets inspected. "They were assessed for surrounds, surfacing, equipment in general, protection against falling, protection against entrapment, moving parts and overall compliance. "The report has recently been received advising of the outcome of the assessment. "The pirate ship in Montello park raised several safety issues, including finger entrapment and overall deterioration. IN OTHER NEWS: "As safety of our community is always council's utmost priority, the pirate ship was deemed non-compliant and unsafe for children to use and was removed as a priority. "The council will now consider what is reinstated in the play area." Cr Brumby said all other equipment assessed was deemed to be satisfactory and did not present a safety risk. "Therefore, no other play equipment is being removed due to this assessment," she said. We've made it a whole lot easier for you to have your say. Our new comment platform requires only one log-in to access articles and to join the discussion on The Advocate website. Find out how to register so you can enjoy civil, friendly and engaging discussions.