Play­ground boost at Trib

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

GUR­GLES of de­light from happy chil­dren will soon be heard echo­ing down from Cape Tribu­la­tion af­ter a num­ber of young mums put their hands up to get a play­ground and new equip­ment for their kids.

One of the mums, Emma Mccarthy, said they ap­proached Di­vi­sion 10 Coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu and Mayor Val Schier to ex­plain the need for the play­ground and were de­lighted to get such a pos­i­tive re­sponse.

“There are a num­ber of young fam­i­lies in the com­mu­nity but there are not a lot of ser­vices that we can ac­cess, es­pe­cially for young chil­dren, here in Cape Tribu­la­tion,” Mrs Mccarthy said.

“And we must also thank Dubuji who gave us the par­cel of land that we can put the new equip­ment on and to de­velop it fur­ther by erect­ing shade sails.”

The site al­ready has toi­lets and un­der­cover pic­nic ta­bles.

Cr Leu said she was thrilled to help get the project off the ground.

“It is so im­por­tant for their well­be­ing and while the kids have some­where to play safely and to mix with their peers, it gives the mums a chance to catch up with each other and to share their thoughts and views and to en­joy some time out with other adults,” she said.

Cr Leu said that they are hop­ing to or­der the new play equip­ment by the end of April and it should be in­stalled by the end of June.

The play­ground will be op­po­site Whet Res­tau­rant in Cape Tribu­la­tion.

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