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New playground design: Bigge Park

If you want to design a new playground in a park, who do you get to do the designs: young  people naturally.  So Year 5 and 6 students at Liverpool Public School will be presenting their designs for the new Bigge Park playground next Tuesday. Council’s building and recreation manager spoke to them about four weeks ago about the principles of playground design, and they were given the dimensions and information about the types of equipment they could choose. Since then they’ve spent a number of lessons researching playgrounds and working on models. The best models from each class will be presented to the Mayor, Ned Mannoun, on Tuesday. Their feedback will be incorporated into the final playground design.This is all part of the Building Our New City consultation process, says the council. Good stuff.

 You don’t want to miss the final Liverpool Night Markets for the year on December 6; it will be full of festive fun for the whole family – and will feature the annual Liverpool Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, which will take place in Macquarie Mall at 8pm.

 We loved that Campbelltown journalist Julieanne Horsman (Channel 9) tweeted the news earlier today, Thursday, that “the man bashed & robbed at Chester Hill is declining donations, instead telling well-wishers to give to charity.’’ Nice work.

 And speaking of well-wishers, we wish Councillor Mazhar Hadid a speedy recovery from his gallstones diagnosis. Cr Hadid has been a bit unlucky lately health wise, but we spoke to him and he says he is keen to do whatever is needed to get into tip top shape. Go for it, mate.


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