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Tresillian Park Playground Officially Opened

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

IMAGE: Tresillian Park is now officially open for the community to enjoy.

The inclusive playground at Tresillian Park has been officially opened, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on Monday. Features of the playground include a flying fox, slides, a sand play area and an in-ground trampoline.

New barbecues have been installed at the park, as well as tables and chairs.

A new amenities building is also due for completion in mid-November, which will provide facilities for all persons including people with a disability. An adult change table will be installed as part of these facilities.

Mayor Brian Ingram attended the opening ceremony, “I am so pleased to have officially opened this much anticipated play space for the Hilltops community. The playground and amenities were funded by the State Government and I thank Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke for her ongoing advocacy and support of this project.”

“The concept design of the playground aims to provide an inclusive play experience and offers a range of play options for all to enjoy. This is a truly inclusive design and will ensure that no one misses out on the opportunity for social interaction and fun. There were people of all ages and abilities at the opening and they all gave their tick of approval which is great.”

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke praised the project which promotes inclusivity in the community.

“It is great to see a playspace that will provide a fun experience for all,” Ms Cooke said.

“Social interaction is a basic need for everyone and this new playground will play a key part in making sure this need is met.” “I have enjoyed watching this project come to life throughout the design and construction phase and it is wonderful to now see it completed.”

The play area was fully funded by the NSW Government with over $865,000 invested in the project.

The development is part of the Variety Livvi’s Place project, a joint initiative between Variety – the Children’s Charity and the Touched By Olivia Foundation, whose aim is to create inclusive playspaces across Australia which let children of all ages and abilities enjoy playing in a community setting.

John Niven

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