Member for Barker Tony Pasin has officially opened the Domain Nature Play and multipurpose play facility today in Millicent.
Federal Government Funding of $437,500 contributed to the council led project which was driven by local group of early childhood educators, ‘Voice of the Children’ with input from local schools and the wider community.
Mr Pasin said the opening marked and important day for Millicent community and all those who had contributed to the master plan.
“This is a great example of a project that no only brings children and community together to enjoy the final outcome, but also the journey. It’s wonderful to see so much community cooperation involved in the design and construction of the playground,” Mr Pasin said.
Local businesses were engaged for the fabrication and installation of the slippery dip as well as the 270 tonnes of local rock. Local artists created the carvings of native animals and local indigenous group was engaged to design a collective meeting place of reflection.
“The Coalition Government invests in local projects because we understand Australia is made of more than big infrastructure projects.
“I’m proud to have won this significant funding grant for the project for my local community and am proud to be seeing it through to fruition.”
“It’s an extremely impressive playground and I have no doubt this will bring visitors from afar to visit Millicent,” Mr Pasin said.
Total project cost was $972,500 with the Federal Government contributing $437,500 made up of a Safer Community Program Grant of $37,500 and Community Development Grant Program grant of $400,000. The State Government contributed $267,500 and Wattle Range Council $267,500.
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