Council Welcomes State Government Funding Boost for Warragamba Inclusive Play Space

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Council Welcomes State Government Funding Boost for Warragamba Inclusive Play Space

Posted on: 13.11.2017

Wollondilly Council welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement of $750,000 funding for the Touched by Olivia (TBO) Foundation. This is a significant funding boost for the TBO Foundation to help deliver inclusive play spaces across the state, including at Warragamba’s Civic Park.

The announcement was made by the Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Housing and Fiona Morrison, Commissioner of Open Space and Parklands yesterday at Livvi's Place in Ryde.

Council has been working closely with the TBO Foundation and the Warragamba community to deliver an inclusive play space for Warragamba.  Council is currently engaging with the community on the draft design for the playground with feedback being sought until 5 December.  Those interested in reviewing the draft design should head to www.engage.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au to learn more and provide feedback. 

Mayor Judith Hannan said:

“Council is delighted to hear of the funding boost for the Inclusive Play Space in Warragamba and is looking forward to seeing the finished product. The play space will become a recreation hub where kids can play and families can meet and interact. It will attract not just the locals, but also families from neighbouring towns.”

 General Manager Luke Johnson said:

“Livvi's Place Warragamba is a great example of the three tiers of Government working collaboratively to respond to an identified community need.”

The inclusive play space is supported by both State and Federal Governments with Angus Taylor MP, Member for Hume; Senator Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development and Jai Rowell MP, Member for Wollondilly pledging their support.

Wollondilly Shire Council, the Touched by Olivia Foundation, community fundraising and corporate partnerships will fund the remainder of the project.

If you would like more information about the Warragamba Inclusive Play Space project please contact Council on 4677 1100 or council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au