Luke Park and Wyanda Reserve a hit among community

From left, Councillor Carol Israel, Member for Chifley Ed Husic MP, Councillor Brad Bunting at Luke Park, Mount Druitt. .JPG

Playgrounds in Mt Druitt and Dharruk are buzzing with children after receiving equipment upgrades worth more than $100,000.

Wyanda Reserve in Dharruk, received a $130,000 upgrade, introducing a range of new equipment.

The $137,570 upgrade to the playground in Luke Park, Mt Druitt, was completed with the help of a $10,000 grant facilitated by Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic MP through the Stronger Communities Grant Program.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said the park upgrades at Mt Druitt and Dharruk will positively benefit the community.

“Parks are a staple within the community and Council makes sure these playgrounds are inclusive and cater to all ages,” Mayor Bali said.

“Luke Park now includes a new swing set with a bird’s nest, a seesaw, climbing tower with track ride and slide and a playhouse.

“Wyanda Reserve includes a tightrope walker, swing set, monkey bars, slides, tightrope walker and a range of climbing equipment.”

Mr Husic said: “As a dad myself, I know how important these play areas are to young families and their children – which is why it was so good to team up with Blacktown Council on this project.

“In a short space of time the new playground has become a hit with local residents, which is terrific to see.”

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