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Sport and Recreation Minister injects $35k into ACT playgrounds

A playground finder app and a new non-competitive orienteering course at Mulligans Flat Sanctuary are among the five projects receiving a share of $35,650 under the 2021 Nature Play Grants program.

In a statement, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry said the Playground Finder by Play Australia will encourage more kids to get outside and discover playgrounds near and far.

The grant will support the roll out of the newly redeveloped app and website to include all 519 playgrounds in the ACT. It includes photos, the features of the space and community feedback.

“Play Australia welcomes the support from ACT Government’s Nature Play Grants Program to help us develop Playground Finder in the ACT,” said Barb Champion, Executive Director of Play Australia.

“Playground Finder will help more ACT families discover the wonder of local playgrounds, which are essential outdoor spaces to encourage communities to connect and to improve active play outcomes for children,” she said.

According to Ms Berry, Orienteering at Wildbark will be a new way to explore and enjoy the Mulligans Flat Sanctuary in Gungahlin. The Nature Play Grant will support Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Association’s inventive way to get the community active.

The Minister said this year’s recipients build on the success of last year’s round. As a result of a 2020 grant, the Walga Nature Preschool at Southern Cross Early Learning Centre created a permanent learning space amongst the trees so the children can spend the entire day learning and exploring outdoors.

The Nature Play Grants program supports Canberrans to use our great outdoor areas to get fit, play, go on adventures and socialise.

A full list of all the 2021 projects funded can be found on the Sport and Recreation website.

-Canberra Weekly


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