Funds bring play­ground a step closer

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook was on-hand to do­nate $10,000 to­wards the Frank Konecny Com­mu­nity Cen­tre’s sensory play­ground last week.

The funds were part of Mr Cook’s elec­tion com­mit­ments and will see the am­bi­tious com­mu­nity project come to fruition in the com­ing months.

The pur­pose-built play­ground will al­low chil­dren with sensory pro­cess­ing is­sues to play in a safe and non-threat­en­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Com­mu­nity li­ai­son of­fi­cer Erin Sergeant said there was a great need for more ser­vices in the com­mu­nity to help par­ents deal with sensory is­sues.

“There is a huge amount of chil­dren now fac­ing these prob­lems,” she said.

“The scope of di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years so this is a re­ally im­por­tant ser­vice for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

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Pic­ture: David Sal­vaire

Frank Konecny Com­mu­nity Cen­tre co-or­di­na­tor Mary Strick­land with cen­tre fa­cil­i­ta­tor Angie Forbes, Kwinana MLA Roger Cook and com­mu­nity li­ai­son of­fi­cer Erin Sergeant.

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