Wishart State School will soon have its own all-inclusive playground for years 4, 5, and 6 after the re-elected Morrison Government announced earlier this month that it will provide $350,000 for the project.
The playground will feature bushfood, trees, climbing and balancing equipment and it will incorporate the natural landscape and build on the already established playground.
This all-abilities playground, which will also be the first senior playground in the school, will come up with specialty equipments for the students with special needs.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the rapidly growing school is in need of another playground on site and this funding will enable them to build its very first senior playground.
“In the past few years the enrolment numbers have increased by more than 200 students and this playground is desperately needed to cope with the additional intake and the growing senior years,” Mr Vasta said.
Mr Vasta said delivering this playground for the school and its community is a key priority for the LNP because of the significant benefits that it will provide to the school community and local community and sporting groups.
In their 2017 annual report, Wishart State School noted that their nature-based playground for the Junior School is a combined effort of the Parents and Citizens Association and the school. Wishart OSHC also helped in refurbishing the Junior Playground.