Federal Government announces
Concept design released
Waratah-Wynyard Council in partnership with local charitable organisation The Fairy Godmothers will create a destination playground at Somerset’s ANZAC Park that will realise the vision for a playground that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.
The $2.55-million-dollar project has secured $1.365 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme and a further $635,000 has been allocated by Council.
Creating a destination accessible playground – designed to offer the largest range of activities and sensory play experiences in a custom-designed setting for people of all ages and abilities – is one of the key recommendations of Waratah-Wynyard Council’s Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan (OSSR) 2017-2027 and Waratah-Wynyard’s Destination Action Plan.
After being approached by The Fairy Godmothers to create a safe, fun and inclusive space that caters for all and meets changing community expectations for outdoor play areas. Council secured funding to construct a destination play-space that will realise the vision for a park that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.
The total cost of the project is $2.55 million. The Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme has pledged $1.365 million, Waratah-Wynyard Council has committed $635,000; and the Fairy Godmothers will make up the difference.
The project is expected to be finished by October 2022. Timelines will be updated here as new information is known.