Moreton Bay Regional Council together with the Federal Government have marked the start of works today (Monday 3 June) on the first All Abilities Playground for The Hills District.
Councillor for Division 10 Matt Constance joined Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton and local families to turn the sod for the construction of the new playground.
Cr Constance said the project would make a huge impact in the lives of locals.
“Quite often, older persons are overlooked in playground design and too much emphasis is placed on off the shelf junior play elements. This facility incorporates an interactive garden space which permeates through the play areas, designed to be calming and enjoyable for children with sensory impairments as well as adults living with dementia and their carers.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dickson echoed Cr Constance’s sentiments.
“This exciting new play area will open up a whole new world to local families,” Mr Dutton said.
“We should all feel very proud of the fact that the area will be enjoyed by so many.
“The Federal Government is proud to contribute $200,000 towards this project and I look forward to seeing an update of the works in coming months.”
Cr Constance said about 5000m² in size, the fully-fenced facility would provide an accessible, relaxing inclusive, and safe recreation experience for all residents in our local community.
“For the adventurous there will be all abilities swings, slides, climbing equipment and even rope trails. “The park will also boast an accessible picnic zone within the secure fenced precinct, including barbecue and toilet facilities and we’ve also included spaces where people can retreat in a garden setting for some quiet time.
The five dedicated play zones are:
- The All Abilities Play Area
- The Five-Way Swing
- The Adventure Zone
- The Beehive Play Unit
- The Sensory Garden