Fence Newcastle’s Playgrounds
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We love our city Newcastle & it’s great playgrounds. Now having multiple young children of differing abilities we’ve become much less able to use them due to the absence of any fenced NCC playgrounds. I searched the NCC website for enclosed playgrounds, as we were traveling to frequent the same spots in neighboring Lake Macquarie. We visited the one listed enclosed NCC playground in Lambton North. As we soon found out when my little runner took off, it’s not fully enclosed, there’s 2 openings and it’s located on top of a steep cliff.. We recently received a mail out from NCC about how much our city loves dogs and proposed fenced off leash areas. I love dogs too but I’d like to bring to the attention of our Council the safety of our children. Especially considering the close proximity of some of our parks to roads. Fencing some of our parks & picnic areas would increase social inclusion and participation for children of all abilities and their families as valued members of our community.
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