Warragamba Inclusive Play Space Official Opening
Wollondilly Council hosted the opening of the greatly anticipated Warragamba Inclusive Play Space, ‘Livvi’s Place’ on Saturday 30 November from 11am to 1pm at Civic Park, Warragamba.
The inclusive play space was officially opened by the Hon Angus Taylor MP, Member for Hume and Cr Matthew Deeth, Mayor of Wollondilly.
Council partnered with the Touched by Olivia Foundation to develop this facility for all children, with funding also provided by the Federal Government, the State Government and the community.
Mayor Matthew Deeth said, “This is an exciting project that was designed according to the principles of inclusive play, along with feedback received from the community.”
“We wanted the opening to be a real celebration, recognising that this was something the community had been advocating for over a number of years” he said.
The formalities included a performance by the Tharawal Lyrebird Dancers and was attended by the Hon Nathaniel Smith MP, Member for Wollondilly; Fiona Morrison, Commissioner for Open Spaces and Parklands; and Rebecca Ho, Director of Touched by Olivia.
A free sausage sizzle was provided by Wollondilly Rotary North and free soft serve ice-cream was also available on the day. Entertainment included face painting, a balloon artist, a clown and children’s magician.
The play space features a large climbing net, wheelchair accessible carousel, a flying fox, swings, water play, musical items, and a Changing Place amenities facility. It will offer play opportunities for all abilities and ages for many years to come.