The Corrigans Reserve inclusive playground was officially opened at 10am on Saturday 4th March 2017 at Corrigans Reserve, Beach Road, Batehaven Attending the opening were Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore, Member for Bega Andrew Constance, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, Clr Rob Pollock; Chair of Council’s Advisory Committee along with representatives from The Bay Push, Variety, other supporting organisations, Council Parks staff and members of the community. The Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis was thrilled to witness the opening of the new playground facilities at Corrigans Reserve Batehaven "The stage one completion will provide a positive proactive recreational experience towards people of all ages and abilities and will promote benefits to potential visitors to the Eurobodalla," she said. "Co-funding was secured to assist with the development of this project through the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Programme," Ms Sudmalis said.
Above: Cutting the ribbon are Charles Stewart of Bay Push, GM of Eurobodalla Shire Council, Catherine Dale, Mayor Liz Innes, Federal member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis and State Member for Bega Andrew Constance.
Above: Fiona Robbé (L) and Rob Pollock (2nd R) Chair of the Council’s Advisory Committee along with Director of Infrastructure ESC Warren Sharpe (Centre) add to the list of those officially opening the facility today
Mayor Innes congratulated the organisers of the playground and the members of Council’s Advisory Committee praising them for their drive and determination in providing a facility that served the more vulnerable members of the community yet at the same time offered a first-class play environment that was inclusive of all capacities "Eurobodalla Council applies itself to be an inclusive community and this facility is just one of the many examples across the Shire of our commitment to inclusion for all of our community".
Editors Note: The fundraising for Stage 2 continues for more play equipment and an enhanced experience for kids of any ability. Click here to learn more about the The Bay Push's plans for stage 2.