Upgrade for playtime

The new playground at Child Australia’s Lockridge campus is a hit with children.
The new playground at Child Australia’s Lockridge campus is a hit with children.

The joint venture between the City of Swan and Child Australia to upgrade the facility took 18 months.

Mayor Charlie Zannino said the redevelopment included a water feature, timber balance beams, swings, animal sculptures, decking, a bridge, synthetic turf, sand pits and a cubby house.

�The campus has established extensive working relationships with schools and parents to provide a valuable service to the community,� he said.

Child Australia WA executive manager Sara Hinchley said since the not-for-profit organisation took over the Lockridge service in 2010, it had expanded to include after-school care facilities.

�By establishing relationships with local schools, we have been able to provide smoother transitions for children as they enter the school system,� she said.

�Now we are thrilled to work with the City of Swan on this amazing collaborative project, which all of the children will enjoy for years.�