Variety Livvi’s Place Playspace for Tresillian Park

23/05/2019


The concept design for the exciting new inclusive playspace at Tresillian Park was launched today. The ‘Variety Livvis’s Place’ which has been designed in partnership with Variety - the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT, aims to provide an inclusive play experience and offers a range of play options including a flying fox, sand play area, accessible spinner and climbing fort. 

 
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was very pleased to launch the design with Mayor Brian Ingram at Tresillian Park.  “It’s wonderful to get an idea of how this playspace will look when it’s complete, and I can’t wait to see the real thing,” Ms Cooke said.
 
“I’m so excited that this $420,000 Stronger Communities Fund project is taking another step closer towards completion because it will provide children with some fun, active and healthy play options. This playspace will provide inclusive and social interaction, and create a focus for some enjoyable community occasions,” shared Ms Cooke. 
Mayor Ingram thanked those members of the community who had participated in the consultation process in developing the playspace design.  “As we all know playgrounds provide a great sense of community and we have clearly seen that on display at the recently upgraded playground in Boorowa. I look forward to seeing this project completed by the end of this year,” he said.
 
Variety - the Children’s Charity has recently joined forces with the Touched by Olivia Foundation to work with local communities all across Australia to build inclusive playspaces known as ‘’Variety Livvi’s Place’ with the closest one to Young having recently opened in Wagga Wagga.   
 
“Working with these partners to deliver the project provides an opportunity to create a truly inclusive playspace in the centre of Young that will engage all children and their families and carers in the act of play,” Shared Mayor Ingram 
 
“At Variety we believe that all kids deserve a fair go, including the ability to play,” said Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT CEO, David Sexton. “Kids of all abilities should be able to experience the joy and benefits of playing together, and we’re proud to partner with Hilltops Council on this very important project for the Young community,” he concluded.
  
The concept design for the Variety Livvi’s Place inclusive playspace at Tresillian Park is available to view on Councils website and also at the Hilltops Council- Young office. Residents can provide their feedback on the concept design by emailing mail@hilltops.nsw.gov.au  
 
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