News

It could be child's play

Hattan Vale mum of Zachary and Abigail Friend(pictured), Amanda Friend has started a campaign to get a park and playground equipment in her area.
Hattan Vale mum of Zachary and Abigail Friend(pictured), Amanda Friend has started a campaign to get a park and playground equipment in her area.

A HATTON Vale mother has started a campaign for a recreation ground and play area to be built in the Kensington Grove/ Hatton Vale/ Plainland area.

Amanda Friend has lived in the Fairways Estate for about four years and said she has been wondering why the highly populated area is yet to have recreational facilities or a playground.

"The area has two childcare centres and a primary school so surely there are a lot of families in the area, not to mention retirees who would like a place to take a stroll or relax with friends and neighbours," she said.

"Everyone I have spoken to is surprised that there really isn't one yet and it would be amazing for all the people who live in the area to have somewhere to go.

"I have created a Facebook group and I will be dropping off petitions at different places in the area to get some support for this."

She said the social benefits of a playground would be outstanding for an area that continues to grow each year.

"I just think it would be good for the community and kids for their social skills and interaction with other children," she said.

"On acreage it can be harder to meet other locals and for children to play with children their own ages, without having to pay for childcare, to get that social interaction would be beneficial."

The Facebook group is called Support for a Recreational Area and Playground at Hatton Vale/Plainland.

The Lockyer Valley Regional Council was unavailable for comment on the issue.


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Frecklington is new Deputy Opposition Leader

Shadow agriculture minister and Nanango MP Deb Frecklington has been elected the Deputy Opposition Leader.

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, new Deputy Opposition Leader.

Combined effort for our chaplains

CHAPLAIN DINNER: Jacqui Birney and Sandy Green are hoping for a good turnout to the Laidley Combined Churches chaplaincy dinner.

Laidley Christian denominations will combine forces to raise funds.

Lockyer victorious in futsal

CHAMPIONS: The Solomon Island Lockyer Valley Community futsal team won the Solomon Islands Wantok futsal championship.

The Solomon Islands ‘Wantok’ Interstate Games in Melbourne.

Latest deals and offers

Frecklington is new Deputy Opposition Leader

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has been elected as the new Deputy Opposition Leader following a leadership spill today.

Combined effort for our chaplains

CHAPLAIN DINNER: Jacqui Birney and Sandy Green are hoping for a good turnout to the Laidley Combined Churches chaplaincy dinner.

Laidley Christian denominations will combine forces to raise funds.

Woman dies after jumping from car on Warrego Highway

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at Haigslea last night.

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash at Haigslea

Lockyer victorious in futsal

CHAMPIONS: The Solomon Island Lockyer Valley Community futsal team won the Solomon Islands Wantok futsal championship.

The Solomon Islands ‘Wantok’ Interstate Games in Melbourne.

Smart pup solution

SMART PUP: Erin, Darren and Maximus Rayner welcomed their Smart Pup assistance dog, Bindi, into their Rosewood home last week.

Darren and Erin Rayner finally welcome smart pup into family.

Couple send warning on scam

SCAM WARNING: Beverley and David Whalley are warning the community to be vigilant after they were targeted in well written scam.Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star

Couple warn Lockyer Valley community of latest scam

Federal Police Defuse Dance Bomb

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

NSW Police join Dance Challenge

NSW Police show their moves at Manly Wharf.

Manly Wharf is the backdrop to NSW Police running-man dance entry.

Scotland Police accept Dance Challenge

NZ Police doing the running man dance.

Australian Federal Police say watch this space but NT Police feel ignored.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances