Ravenswood residents flocked to Moondyne Ramble Park on Saturday, to celebrate the official opening of the improved playground.
The facility was opened by Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke, who marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting and wished the community many happy memories at the upgraded playground.
“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 enjoyed a sausage sizzle run by the Lions Club of Pinjarra, children had their faces painted and put the new play equipment to good use.
According to Shire of Murray president David Bolt, the project shows what can be achieved when residents unite through their progress association and work with the shire to lobby for 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,” he said.
“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.”
The playground redevelopment supports an objective of the Ravenswood Local Community Plan 2016 – 2020.
The Moondyne Ramble Park Playground project was paid for by the Peel Development Commission’s Local Projects Local Jobs Grant.