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Thomastown’s new outdoor learning and play space a step closer

Thomastown’s new outdoor learning and play space a step closer

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Construction on the new outdoor space at the Carrington Children’s Centre in Thomastown, which is home to a number of local playgroups for children with diverse needs, kicked off on Thursday 13 May. 

City of Whittlesea Administrator Peita Duncan and CEO Craig Lloyd were joined by Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny in turning the first sod on what will soon be a sensory-experience play space at the centre.

The new play space will include a slide, trampoline, water pump, swing set, mud kitchen and a vegetable garden.

Administrator Peita Duncan said the play space was designed in consultation with the playgroup facilitators who operate out of the centre to ensure it meets the needs of the children who will be using the space.

“We’ve focused on creating a space where children will be able to develop their social, emotional and physical skills in a safe and inclusive space.

“As well as being a place for a diverse range of children from our community to enjoy, the play space will offer an opportunity for carers and families of children to interact with each other and experience some respite,” Ms Duncan said.

The $370,000 Carrington Children’s Centre upgrade, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of June 2021, was made possible thanks to $150,000 contribution from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

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