INCLUSIVE PLAY WITH THE NATION’S CAPITAL

Boundless Canberra is pleased to announce that this week it has formalised its partnership with the Touched by Olivia Foundation.

“The Touched by Olivia Foundation is a guiding light in Australia in terms of development of inclusive playgrounds,” Boundless Canberra Chair, Ross Barrett praised.

Touched by Olivia (TBO) has already built four inclusive playgrounds, known as Livvi’s Place, and has more planned.

“Our partnership with TBO will enable us to become part of its national network of inclusive playgrounds and seek peer review of our playground plans from TBO experts,” Mr Barrett explained.

The goal of the Boundless Canberra project is to build an AFL size playground on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The playground will be a gift to the national capital from the ACT’s public servants and private sector to mark the Centenary of Canberra.

Once completed, Boundless Canberra will have equipment that can be easily accessed by children of all ability levels without being readily identifiable as ‘disabled access’ equipment and zoned spaces to cater to a range of different age and developmental levels.

Touched by Olivia Executive Officer, Rebecca Ho said, “We are very excited to work with the Boundless team to help them create a world-class inclusive playground that enables children and parents of all abilities and ages to play side-by-side.

“Across the country, TBO assists communities to come together and raise funds and we look forward to helping the people of Canberra build Boundless.”

“Canberrans have already enthusiastically embraced the Boundless project,” Mr Barrett said, “But we still need to raise more funds in order to complete construction of the playground.

“It would be wonderful if every public servant living and working in the ACT could donate $2 a pay to this inspiring project for the next 12 months. Donations are tax deductible and Department’s should have systems in place to help people set up an automatic deduction.”

Boundless Canberra, the national children’s playground, is proudly supported by the ACT Government’s Community Centenary Initiatives Fund.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the project or make a donation to Boundless Canberra can do so through the website:www.boundlesscanberra.org.au

For all media enquiries please contact Natalie Howson on 02 6205 5335

Read more about the partnership here