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Shoalhaven Council opens new inclusive playground
Shoalhaven City Council has opened Sanctuary Point’s Clifton Park which has recently undergone an impressive transformation with the installation of a new, inclusive playground.
Integrated with the adjoining ‘Learn to Ride’ track, accessible amenities block and off-leash dog area, the new equipment and universal design allows all members of the community to come together to enjoy the space.
Advising that the inclusive design now allows all children to come together, form new friendships and explore through play, Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley stated "Clifton Park will help create treasured childhood memories for many local children, through learning to ride on the track, forming new friendships at the playground and just enjoying special time with family.
“A key new feature is an accessible combination play area, with the universal design feature and adjoining ramp allowing wheelchair access to lower parts of the play structure.
"The recent improvements have created a real community space, providing an environment facilitating safe play whilst developing further social skills. These areas are vital to help children develop a wider sense of community.”
Additional improvements to the playground include a cross challenge climber, swing with a cub seat as well as role play equipment including a police station, service station and petrol pump. With further enhancements still to come at a later date.
28th February 2019 - NSW Government releases inclusive play guidelines and announces grant recipients
15th July 2019 - Griffith City Council set to open new inclusive playground
7th February 2019 - Inclusive Play Working Group to design guidelines for inclusive play spaces
18th August 2018 - NSW Government advances design guidelines for more inclusive play spaces
17th March 2017 - GP referred activity boosting youth mental health in Shoalhaven
5th December 2016 - Redefining the original Livvi’s Place
27th November 2016 - Sydney Eastern Suburbs park enhanced with skate park and inclusive playground
15th November 2015 - Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health
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