All aboard for jetty play
A new toddler train play space at the Busselton foreshore was officially unveiled by the City of Busselton yesterday.
Bella Banks, and Marlee Nottle, tested out the new equipment, the playground was redeveloped by the Busselton Men’s Shed with the Federal Government providing a $20,000 grant and the Busselton Lions Club donating $72,500.
City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley thanked the Lions club and Busselton Men’s shed for their donation and hard work.
“It took this group of talented volunteers more than six months to restore these two pieces. Not many regions can boast a playground specifically designed for under-fives,” he said.
“The imagination of a three-year-old can now take their family on a train ride well beyond Busselton.”
Busselton Men’s Shed President Trevor Fisher said they were proud of its reconstruction.
“When we first saw the rusty old train we thought we may have gotten ourselves into a bit too much but after a good sandblasting and work we’re very happy with how it’s turned out,” he said.
The playspace is situated between The Goose and the Youth and Community Activities Building, providing the perfect space for children to play while parents enjoy a well-earned rest.
Busselton Lions representative Annie Burton said the young were the future of our community.
“The Lions club of Busselton is very happy to be part of this community project,” she said.
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