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.

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