Ravenswood residents flocked to Moondyne Ramble Park Playground on Saturday 10 February, to celebrate the official opening of the improved community amenity.
The playground was opened by Mrs. Robyn Clarke MLA Member for Murray-Wellington, who marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting and wished the community many happy memories at the upgraded facility.
“The decision to revamp the playground was the result of the community and Shire working together, and it’s fantastic that the State Government was able to provide funding for the project,” Mrs. Clarke said.
Attendees further enjoyed a sausage sizzle run by the Lions Club of Pinjarra, children had their faces painted and delighted as they put the new play equipment to good use.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the project is exemplary of the feats that can be achieved when residents unite through their progress association and work with the Shire of Murray to effect community-driven projects.
“Ravenswood Community Group shone bright as the representative group of its locality and was the driving force behind the redevelopment project, ultimately choosing the new playground design, with Mrs. Robyn Clarke MLA instrumental in securing project funding.
“It is hoped that shade sails will soon be installed, pending results of a funding application, another project that if successful, will be achieved through collaborative efforts between Ravenswood Community Group and the Shire of Murray,” Cr. Bolt said.
The playground redevelopment further supports an objective of the Ravenswood Local Community Plan 2016 – 2020.
The Moondyne Ramble Park Playground project was proudly supported by the State Government through the Peel Development Commission’s Local Projects Local Jobs Grant.