WARAMANGA’s long-called for playground facilities continue to be ignored while the ACT government spends hundreds of millions of dollars on light rail for the north, says Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson.
Mr Hanson says the playgrounds in Waramanga really aren’t servicing the community and are old and a long way from the shops.
“The Waramanga community has come forward with a proposal for a new playground at the shops, which is the right location that will actually create social cohesiveness,” he says.
“The locals have come up with a very good proposal, with full architectural plans and local community support. It is now up to the government to back the community.
“That’s why I am officially calling on the Labor-Greens government to back the community and fund this local park in the next budget.”
Mr Hanson will table a motion to support the Waramanga playground in the ACT Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, March 21.
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