New playground to be built at South Windsor

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett is delighted at the news that South Windsor is going to get an amazing grant boost for a new and inclusive playground at Church Street Reserve, South Windsor.

 Amalie Cordi and Brittany the wonder dog are looking forward to going to the new playground at Governor Phillip Park and Hawkesbury Fest on 29 July.Hawkesbury City Council has received a $500,000 NSW Government grant, as announced this week by the State Member for Hawkesbury, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet, for the design and construction of the playground, which will benefit the local community, and will give children and families a great place to connect with each other.

Now the Federal Member for Hawkesbury, Susan Templeman, has pledged an additional $500,000 towards the playground at Church Street Reserve.

“I’m delighted at this level of commitment from both Federal and State government representatives to promote inclusiveness in the Hawkesbury,” the Mayor said.

“This additional and significant amount of funding has the potential to accelerate the delivery of inclusive playgrounds in our area and it will make a big difference to our local families.

“Providing play spaces that are accessible for all children is something that we feel passionately about, and which Council has already begun to incorporate into our playground upgrades,” Councillor Lyons-Buckett added.

Council is already working on the makeover for Governor Phillip Park, which has a new playground. A free gala opening will be held on Sunday, 29 July at Governor Phillip Park as part of the Hawkesbury Fest event during Local Government Week.

“Based on community feedback, particularly from the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Council also included fencing around the playground for extra safety for children at the Governor Phillip Park playground,” the Mayor said.

“Another planned upgrade will be for the play equipment at McLeod Park, South Windsor. We are bringing our parks in the Hawkesbury to life.”

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