A WORKING group has been established to further a plan to build a $400,000 inclusive playground in Gunnedah.
Gunnedah Shire Council approved seven members for the working group at its February meeting.
Included among them was Gunnedah mum Ashley Bender, who was the force behind a petition for a “Liv’s Place” playground.
Other members of the group will be Councillor Rebecca Ryan, Jane Bender, Allison West, Kerrie Patterson, Erin McCabe and Rebecca Ho from the Touched by Olivia Foundation.
“Liv’s Place” playgrounds are built in conjunction with the Touched by Olivia Foundation founded in 2006 in memory of Olivia Perkins.
Olivia, the eight-month-old daughter of John and Justine Perkins, died from a rare illness in 2006.
The foundation was set up to help children lead healthier and happier lives in a more inclusive society.
The playspaces allow children of all ages and abilities to play together.
Gunnedah Shire councillors visited the inclusive playground in Dubbo early last year and have floated the idea of the park being developed at Wolseley Park on the Conadilly Street or Bloomfield Street frontage.
No funding has been allocated for the project, but council will look at the possibility of grants funding.