A SPACE TO GROW AND PLAY

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Lendlease and the Touched by Olivia Foun­da­tion of­fi­cially opened an in­clu­sive play space, Livvi’s Place at El­liot Springs in north Queens­land last week.

Lendlease Re­gional de­vel­op­ment man­ager Si­mon Walker said the space was Lendlease’s first in­clu­sive playground in Queens­land and the first Livvi’s Place in Townsville.

“We’ve cre­ated a space where peo­ple of all ages, back­grounds and abil­i­ties will feel com­fort­able and can thrive in their environment,” Mr Walker said.

De­signed in con­sul­ta­tion with chil­dren, par­ents, lo­cal char­ity Un­lock the Lachs and Touched by Olivia, Livvi’s Place is an in­clu­sive play space that will al­low chil­dren of all ages and abil­i­ties to en­joy the park.

The 4000sq m space forms part of the first recre­ation des­ti­na­tion park at El­liot Springs and has sev­eral in­ter­ac­tive fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing a 10m tree­house with slides, swings, shel­tered bar­be­cue and pic­nic ar­eas.

The open­ing of Livvi’s Place will be cel­e­brated with a Fam­ily Fun Day in the park to­day with Un­lock the Lachs run­ning an in­clu­sive sto­ry­time ses­sion and craft ac­tiv­i­ties.

Un­lock the Lachs pres­i­dent Cay­ley Downey said it was an hon­our to work with Lendlease, who had recog­nised how im­por­tant it was to em­brace, re­spect, en­hance and in­clude the lo­cal com­mu­nity and environment in its play space de­sign.

“We also take great pride in learn­ing from and en­gag­ing with Touched by Olivia – we share the same dream that ev­ery child can play,” Ms Downey said.

Lendlease and Touched by Olivia Foun­da­tion of­fi­cially opened the play space, Livvi’s Place.

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