Upgrade is child’s play

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - Ben Smith

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487465

Chad and Nat Cameron with City of Can­ning coun­cil­lors Ben Kunze and Pa­trick Hall hold­ing let­ters from Chad calling for a new play­ground.

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Chad and Nat Cameron. Pic­ture: David Baylis

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