A new dinosaur themed sensory place space opened at Wendy Dve, Point Clare, on June 14.
Designed to encourage the imagination of visitors and accommodate the needs of children on the Autism spectrum, improvement works include a double slide, basket swing, dinosaur fossils, hand crafted timber seats and a low canopy of trees which provide a sense of a secure space within a defined boundary.
The $145,000 upgrade project was jointly funded by Central Coast Council and NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program, and delivers on the Community’s vision for well maintained and activated open space areas and facilities that bring the community together.
A new pathway also links the Point Clare community from Camden Cls through to Wendy Dve, with pedestrian access gates at each end.
Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said the revitalisation of the Wendy Dve play space has created an inclusive recreational space that promotes healthy lifestyles and community engagement.
“This collaborative project demonstrates our commitment to providing inclusive spaces and opportunities for all people to feel welcome and participate in community life,” Mayor Smith said.
“We encourage members of the community to visit this wonderful space which delivers on our Community’s vison for activated open spaces and facilities in natural settings.”
Media release, Jun 14
Central Coast Council Media