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Kew Community Playground ready for play

Released on: 17 December 2019

Released on: 17 December 2019

You’ll have to jump in the ‘kew’ for some park fun these Christmas holidays, with the new Kew Community Playground officially opened for play today.

Located behind the iKew Visitor Information Centre, the new playground caters for a wide age group where children will enjoy a combination of nature & music play, swings, a slide and a fantastic timber airplane.

There’s also a flying-fox that is sure to be popular, and picnic facilities provide further opportunity for local families and travellers to take time out and enjoy the space.

Local community groups and organisations donated their time and resources to assist in the construction of the playground, including the Kendall Men’s Shed who constructed picnic tables and the timber airplane, Work for the Dole crews who installed the seating, bins and shelters, and NSW Forestry who donated the playground logs.

Mayor Peta Pinson said the community shared their ideas prior to the playground design being finalised.

“As is the case with all the playgrounds we construct, it is so great that our community has been involved in the creating the space, ensuring it meets a broad range of needs,” Mayor Pinson said.

“We are so lucky to have such a wonderful range of outdoor recreational spaces right across our region, and the new playground adds yet another must-try destination for families.

“A huge thankyou must go to the local community groups who have helped bring the playground to life and to the NSW Government for their financial contribution,” said Mayor Pinson.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said it was a pleasure to support council’s application for NSW Government funding to enhance community facilities in Kew.

“As we have seen time and time again, by working together we can deliver wonderful assets for our community and the new playground is a perfect example.

“What a timely Christmas present for the Kew community and the many visitors who stop at the iKew Visitor Information Centre. The playground improvements complement the funding that the NSW Government had previously granted to upgrade the toilets at the Centre,” Mrs Williams said.

The Kew Community Playground is a $166,662 project funded through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to the tune of $151,662, and a Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Access Committee contribution of $15,000.

For more information on the Kew Community Playground visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/kew-playground