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NSW Government delivers $4 million package for inclusive play

NSW Government delivers $4 million package for inclusive play
October 23, 2019

The NSW Government has advised of a package of $4 million in funding available for councils to create inclusive playgrounds for their local communities.

Introducing the funding, which councils match dollar for dollar, as part of the Everyone Can Play program, NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes advised “this (NSW) Government-led initiative is the first award-winning program in Australia dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds where everyone can play, no matter their age or ability,” Mr Stokes said.

“There are more than 1.3 million people living with a disability in NSW and with an ageing population that is increasingly involved in the daily care of their grandchildren, and it’s important that we create spaces where everyone can play and relax.

“That’s why we’re helping local government to create more safe, accessible and well-designed places for friends and families to play, to exercise and to connect with each other.

“The program is proving to be incredibly popular with mums and dads, grandparents and carers, councils and the community, and most importantly, the kids.”

This is program is helping the NSW Government deliver on its commitment to ensure everyone lives near high quality open spaces.

Councils have until Wednesday 11th December 2019 to apply for funding.

Image shows an inclusive play space at Parramatta's Ollie Webb Reserve.

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