Playground Official Opening – Media Release

Official opening of the new playground

Before

Before and After

BNC is proud to officially open our new Playground!

Monday 5th March, 2018, at 11am.

359 Pacific Highway Belmont North,2280

All are welcome to join us as we cut the ribbon!

 

Media release

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre is officially opening their children’s play area after recent upgrades. The Centre was successful in receiving Community Building Partnership funds of $10,000 which was used to install new children’s play equipment.

‘It is a much needed improvement to our beloved centre, and the kids are thrilled to have new equipment’, said Chris Brown, Centre Coordinator.

This upgrade of new play equipment was made possible with funding of $10,000 from the Community Building Partnership program. The program awards grants to deliver positive social, environment and recreational outcomes for the community.

After consulting with local community and playgroups, 10 items of play equipment have been installed to help develop balance and coordination. ‘We installed ten smaller play items, rather than one big one, so that children could spread out across the playground’, said Brown.

Play equipment was selected with children on the Autism spectrum in mind. ‘Every Thursday we have a supported playgroup for children on the autism spectrum, or kids who need extra behavioural support. Selecting equipment which would give them a range of sensory stimulation and feedback was really important to the project’, said Brown.

The Belmont Neighbourhood Centre is a community run, not for profit organisation which provides services and support to the people of Belmont area and beyond, through children’s playgroups, providing information and advocacy, volunteer opportunities, free computer access and a range of wellbeing services.

‘The children are not the only ones who benefit from this new equipment. The parents do too, as they connect with other parents from the area, learn and support each other’, said Brown.