Today we are excited to announce four new inclusive playspaces coming to NSW. These new playspaces are all recipients of the inaugural Variety Livvi’s Place Design Grant 2019, an exciting new grant to support a key element of our broader mission to make sure no child misses out on what they need to be just like everyone else.
The four new playspaces are coming to:
- Liverpool City Council (Lt Cantello Reserve Hammondville),
- Shoalhaven City Council (Marriott Park, Nowra),
- Tweed Shire Council (Goorimahbah – Place of Stories, Jack Evans Boat Harbour Parklands)
- and Newcastle City Council (Newcastle Foreshore Park).
“Variety Livvi’s Place provides an opportunity for families with kids of mixed abilities to play together,” said David Sexton, Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT CEO.
“We have a dedicated team of inclusive play professionals that will work alongside Councils to deliver the best possible outcomes for communities.”
The Variety Livvi’s Place Design Grant has been created to support the planning and development of inclusive playspaces within NSW and ACT communities. The program will support new and upgraded projects and is focused on helping local governments and communities develop plans that can be used for fundraising, grant submissions, and funding requests.
Variety will work with these Councils to develop a project plan and assist in the project’s inception, the engagement of a qualified Landscape Architect, the community consultation process and right through until final completion of the playspace.
Keep up to date on the new inclusive playspaces on our website or Facebook. Any questions speak to Lisa Whinnen, Inclusive Play Manager – Projects or Kim Becherand, Inclusive Play Manager – Strategy on [email protected] or call 9819 1000