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Livvi’s Place set to give Warragamba a tourism boost

At the sod turning ceremony for Livvi’s Place Warragamba

At the sod turning ceremony for Livvi’s Place Warragamba were, from right to left: Fiona Morris, Commissioner of Open Space and Parklands, Luke Johnson, Wollondilly Shire Council GM, Sandra Harlor, steering committee chairperson, Judith Hannan, Mayor of Wollondilly, Angus Taylor, Member for Hume; Susan Redden Makatoa, director of the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Matt Gould, Wollondilly councillor.

Work started this week on Livvi’s Place, the civic park inclusive play space in Warragamba.

Livvi’s Place will provide a new regional attraction that will help revitalise the Warragamba town centre, says the federal government.

Regional development, territories and local government minister John McVeigh said the project was a great investment in the future of the community.

“This project will bring more children, families and tourists to Warragamba to play and have a good time,’’ he said.

“It will also support 10 jobs during construction, creating a boost for the local economy,” Dr McVeigh said.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor, who attended the start of works on Tuesday, said the play space would encourage physical activity.

“The project will include the construction of a new, inclusive, children’s play area featuring play equipment and sensory items as well as park furniture, landscaping, accessible amenities and pathways,” Mr Taylor said.

Mayor of Wollondilly Shire Judith Hannan said the project was designed according to the principles of inclusive play and inspired by feedback received from community engagement activities.

“Today’s sod turn event marks the start of construction, involving the renewal of the retaining wall and footpath along the Fourteenth Street side of the play space,” Cr Hannan said.

The Warragamba Civic Park inclusive play space project is jointly funded with the Federal Government investing $350,000, the NSW Government $360,000, Wollondilly Shire Council $770,000, and the Touched by Olivia Foundation $15,000.





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