Community and Council work together for inclusive playground

Accessibility advocate Tracy Hanna has presented Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp with a cheque which will go towards making a new Dubbo playground inclusive and accessible.

Ms Hanna raised $29,375.91 for the installation of a Liberty Swing, a swing which can be used by people in wheelchairs, in the new playground being built at Elizabeth Park.

“The support from Ms Hanna and the community in helping to fund the Liberty Swing is a wonderful example of the Council and the community working together to provide positive outcomes for the community,” Mr Kneipp said.

“The playground has been designed with accessibility for all abilities and ages to partake in physical and active play, including exploring, climbing, tunnels and hills.”

“There will also be a range of passive spaces for other activities such as yoga, Pilates and reading spaces.”

“A Senior Fitness Centre, which has been designed to help members of our senior community to maintain Fitness, Strength, Coordination and Confidence has also been allowed for.”

“The playground is being funded as part of the Stronger Communities Fund and is expected to be completed by May 2018.”

“This funding is part of the $10million that Dubbo Regional Council received from the State Government resulting from the merger of the former Dubbo City Council and Wellington Council and is an example of the benefits that the community has received as a result of the merger.”

The cost of the playground is $1.3 million.

Media Contact:

Council’s Corporate Communications (02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 27 Sep 2017

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