Upgrade is child’s play
SIR Albert Jennings Park is set to receive a much over due brand new playground and it is all thanks to the passion of nineyear-old Chad Cameron.
LAST year, Chad Cameron decided he wanted to improve local playground options in the area, particularly at Sir Albert Jennings Park.
He said he wanted to see some new play equipment that children his age would be excited to use.
“When I was riding, I saw a park and decided it was a little bit boring and I wanted to change it and in October I did some doorknocking,” he said.
The Orana Catholic Primary School student also went to his classmates, quizzed them on what sort of equipment they wanted and wrote to his Ward councillors with his results.
Chad received a merit award from his school for his efforts and is now working with the City of Canning and Ward councillors Ben Kunze and Patrick Hall to make his dreams a reality.
Cr Kunze said Chad should be very proud of his efforts and his desire to make his community a better place.
“It’s been really special for Cr Hall and I to be able to work with Chad to make the case to the City for a new playground, and we’re grateful to both staff and Council for supporting him to improve his local park,” he said.
Cr Hall said the City needed to be continually thinking of innovative ways to enhance the area.
“I genuinely hope Chad’s approach to the City through Cr Kunze and I, and the fantastic outcome that has resulted from it, demonstrates the opinions of all of our residents is valued,” he said.
Chad and Nat Cameron with City of Canning councillors Ben Kunze and Patrick Hall holding letters from Chad calling for a new playground.
Chad and Nat Cameron. Picture: David Baylis