Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has officially opened the landmark Boundless Canberra all abilities playground, the first of its kind in Canberra and upon completion of all stages the largest.
“This is a hugely exciting day for Canberra. It is the realisation of a dream to build a playground where children of all physical abilities can play together and enjoy being a child,” the Chief Minister said.
“Right from the outset of this project in 2012, the thought of building a playground that caters for all children has touched the hearts of Canberrans. There was a huge swell of support from families keen to embrace Boundless Canberra and a significant level of anticipation as the opening drew closer.
“It started out as a project led by a group of public servants but soon galvanised people in the construction industry, professionals and families.”
Grassroots and workplace fundraising for Boundless Canberra has reached approximately $450,000.
This is in addition to pro bono and in-kind support from the construction industry valued at in excess of $850,000.
The Playground is on land provided by the National Capital Authority close to the Carillion in King’s Park on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
“The ACT Government is proud to have supported the Playground through a Centenary of Canberra grant and ongoing financial assistance. It is fantastic to be here today to officially declare Boundless Canberra open for fun,” the Chief Minister concluded.
(Katy Gallagher Media Release)