Pupils’ vi­sion for play area

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A com­mu­nity hub with a tani­wha and a maze are just some of the ideas be­ing of­fered up by Porirua chil­dren for a re­vi­talised play­ground in Can­nons Creek.

Stu­dents from Porirua Col­lege and Can­nons Creek and Wind­ley schools iden­ti­fied Can­nons Creek bas­ket­ball cage and play area, and Bed­ford Re­serve, which is along­side Can­nons Creek Pool, as the coun­cil-owned land in the area that needed up­grad­ing.

In the past few weeks, other schools shared their ideas for the $225,000 upgrade dur­ing ses­sions with Part­ners Porirua at the Can­nons Creek Li­brary.

All the feed­back will be used to de­velop a land­scape plan that will go back out to the chil­dren for fur­ther com­ment, mayor Nick Leggett said.

‘‘Many of them iden­ti­fied sim­ple things such as need­ing a fam­ily-friendly, safe play area close to where they live that had plenty of seat­ing and room for pic­nics,’’ he said.

The work is be­ing done through the coun­cil’s City and Schools Part­ner­ship Pro­gramme.

Rosa Valasi, Agnes Valasi, Ulavao Filipo and Si­foua Valasi at Christ­mas at the Park in 2011.

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