I wish to outline my full support for families campaigning for fencing to be erected around a new playground being installed in the Victoria Park precinct of Dubbo.
As a candidate for South Ward in the upcoming local government election, I thought it only fair to outline my position on this matter.
One of the issues I'm campaigning on is the inclusion of more green spaces and play areas for families, as Dubbo continues to grow. This new and improved play area will be great, but it is important that it's done properly.
The safety of our kids should be the number one priority when facilities like this are designed and built, and it seems that little consultation was done with the community when this new playground was designed.
If that consultation had been done, I'm sure there would have been the same community concerns outlined then as there are now, which has led to families starting online petitions to try and have the matter resolved at the last minute.
I understand this issue will be raised at an upcoming meeting of the current council; however, it will be the new council that carries this through to, hopefully, ensure the delivery of fencing for the new facility.
I have three children of my own. I know how they can be with you one minute and gone the next, and I stand with the other families in Dubbo that are seeking to have appropriate fencing placed around this playground.
Shibli Chowdhury, Dubbo Regional Council South Ward Candidate
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