Here comes the rainbow
Thanks to a $1.25 million grant from the WA Government, Touched by Olivia will be building our next inclusive playspace in Whiteman Park.
Pia’s Place was created by our beautiful friends, Tony and Amy Rudd, in memory of their ldaughter Pia.
The nature-based playground was designed by the late Wendy Seymour, and will feature custom-built play equipment including an elevated lighthouse, polished concrete slides, a basket swing, an all-abilities carousel, a sensory garden and family-friendly shelters.
Pia’s Place will be located near the Mussel Pool East tram stop with car park access and toilet facilities.
“As the local member for West Swan and mum of three, I have witnessed the joy these types of playgrounds give to local children. Last year, I saw the opening of the Livvi’s Place in Whiteman Edge, where hundreds of young families are moving each year – this will provide another”, said the WA Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.
“I commend the commitment and dedication of the Rudds and their supporters for bringing their vision to life. The State Government is proud to support this project that has inclusion at its heart.”
Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson is a passionate supporter of play and helped open Livvi’s Place Sienna Wood last year.
“It is so important to have facilities where children of all abilities can come together and enjoy the outdoors and play,” said Minister Dawson.