Friday 9 June saw the opening of the new playscape at Fitzroy Adventure Playground by the local member for Richmond the Hon. Richard Wynne.
In commenting on the Government’s support for the project, Minister Wynne said:
“The Fitzroy Adventure Playground is an integral part of the local community, and the Andrews Labor Government was more than happy to put forward the grant.
“Cubbies do great work providing the local children, many who may not have their own backyard, with a safe place to play and enjoy time with their friends.”
Minister Wynne (centre) with Fitzroy Adventure Playground Chair Margaret Harrison and playscape designer Benjamin Gilbert from the Agency of Sculpture (right)
The playscape features 25 solar panels with micro-inverters supplied by Enphase Energy generating 7.6kw of power on peak days, much of which will go into the grid.
The opening was attended by donors and suppliers, City of Yarra Councillors and staff and community representatives. A highlight of the day was a performance by the Fitzroy African Dance group.
The children were eager to explore this new and amazing sculptural playscape – powered by sun and fun!