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New inclusive playspace planned for Coral Sea Park

Published Date
20/05/2020
News Topic
Upgrades & Improvements, Council, Children
Inclusive Playspace

A $200,000 grant awarded to Randwick Council by the NSW Government will be used to create a new inclusive playspace at Coral Sea Park in Maroubra.

Under the Everyone Can Play Grant Program, the new playspace will be designed so that it is accessible for people in wheelchairs or people who may have mobility, sensory, sight or hearing issues.

“Play can profoundly shape and influence children’s growth and development, and inclusive playspaces give kids of different ages and abilities the chance to play and grow together,” stated Randwick Mayor Danny Said.

“Even better, they can be designed so that parents with a disability or carers can access the playspace easily as well. Our vision for the new Coral Sea Park playspace is to create an engaging area that offers a variety of challenges and sensory experiences so that all sorts of people, regardless of their age, can have a space that is right for them.”

Randwick Council will match the funding, dollar for dollar, and will aim to have the new playspace ready for play in 18 months’ time.

Council will soon consult with the local community to ask for input into the design of the space and play equipment. The memorial on the playground site will be protected and maintained.

The Everyone Can Play Grant Program is a commitment by the NSW Government to support councils to create new and upgrade existing playspaces across NSW to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play.

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