More than 100 children living at Kialla’s Seven Creeks Estate finally have a playground.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS June 17, 2014 3:38am
Welcome addition: Leila Gilbert, 6 (front), Kodi Still, 6 (back) and Emma Gilbert, 8 (right), are putting Seven Creeks Estate's new playground to good use.
Estate resident of five years Carla Gilbert said her daughters had eagerly watched and waited for its completion.
‘‘It feels brilliant, it was super important for the neighbourhood, there was no real meeting place for kids to feel safe,’’ Mrs Gilbert said.
She said a trip to the park previously meant travelling as far as SPC Ardmona KidsTown on the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway or to Kialla Park Recreation Reserve.
Mrs Gilbert said the need for a communal meeting place was highlighted at the estate’s Christmas party last year.
‘‘At our Christmas get-together there were over 200 people and many of them didn’t even know we had kids,’’ Mrs Gilbert said.
‘‘It will be great place for the neighbourhood to come together and meet each other.’’
Kodi Still, 6, said he was particularly loving the playground’s swing and football bullseye.
Developer Lloyd Mawson said residents of the estate’s 350 houses would put the playground to good use.
‘‘We built the estate about 10 years ago,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s been longer than every one would have liked. But it’s a good thing for the neighbourhood and I’m sure it will get well used.’’
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