Canada Bay Council eventually repaired the broken gate at the Five Dock park playground. I'm not sure when this was properly fixed, but it's done, and that's all I'm worried about.
I am not sure what caused this gate to be properly repaired. Either the crew that did the job originally just patched it up and then went away to look for the right parts, or it was me nagging one of the Councillors to get it done right. I'd like to think that it was the Council maintenance crew doing the right thing.