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Work starts on first all-abilities playground

Work has started on the first all-abilities playground in the City of Canterbury Bankstown. Yes  

 Work has started on the first all-abilities playground in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Today, Mayor Khal Asfour turned the first sod in Bankstown City Gardens, joined by representatives from the Touch by Oliver Foundation and Variety, which are partnering with Council on the project.

"This has been a long and challenging project to date but we have today taken an historic step," Mayor Asfour said.

"It has been my vision to establish a playground which can be enjoyed by all children, where disability is not a barrier.

"All children should be able to enjoy the simple pleasures of playing with their friends in a playground and, when completed, this facility will make that happen."

When completed later this year, our playground will be safely fenced and include:

  • Embankment slides;
  •  Double flying fox;
  • Trampoline;
  • Giant basket and cradle swings;
  • Climbing frame;
  • Sand and water play areas;
  • Sensory garden, complete with sculptures and other art work;
  • BBQs; and
  • Seating.

The playground will be in close proximity to the already completed amenities building, specifically installed for people with disability, which was opened in 2016.

The $1.5 million playground is being funded by Council; the NSW Government, through the Stronger Communities Fund; the Federal Government through the support of the Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare, the Touched By Olivia Foundation, Variety Club of Australia, and Boral.

"I’d also like to acknowledge the commitment of the Caroline Chisholm Special School, whose staff and parents gave valuable advice on the equipment we intend to now install in the playground," Mayor Asfour said.

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 8/02/2018 12:31 PM