Inclusion play on the way10 Feb. 2022
The Barossa Council received $330,221 State Government funding through the Places for People program and will contribute over $756,000 towards the play space.
Based on nature play elements such as green space, water, light and shade, the playground will be located adjacent Bilyara Road to activate the Tanunda Recreation Park precinct.
Key features include:
- adventure play including climbing and elevated play and a flying fox
- creative play, with provision for sand and water play
- facilities for people with mobility and sensory needs to promote social inclusion
- quiet areas for reflective, sensory play
- youth activities including outdoor games
- social spaces to promote outdoor gathering and participation
- amenities including a toilet, shade and seating plus landscaping
Mayor Bim Lange said the play space has a focus on inclusion and equipment that supports all-access participation.
“We wanted to create a playground that is intergenerational, where people of all ages can engage in the space in a way that suits them and above all have fun outdoors,” said Mayor Lange.
“We also want to ensure people with mobility and sensory needs can participate fully in a supportive environment and have worked closely with our Disability Access Inclusion Advisory Group to ensure we use their input and insight.”
Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll said this is fantastic news for our region.
“We know outdoor play gives children opportunities to engage with others, explore and have fun,” he said.