West Ryde Public School parents demand restoration of play equipment and safe ground cover

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Background 

To accommodate the increase in number of school enrolments at WRPS, the Department of Education has provided us with a new building. During the construction phase of this building, we lost use of the playground as well as play equipment due to demountable classrooms. The play equipment was broken during removal. The Department of Education had committed to the school that,

1.     The play equipment will be replaced

2.     We will be given an Astroturf ground cover for the entire play area. This decision was made taking into consideration the size of the school (~650 children), the fact that we have only 1 playground, and the erratic weather conditions in Sydney which mean that rain and wind can often spoil soil / grass play areas. 

Issue

In August,  the school was informed that no play equipment will be provided and we will not be getting Astroturf - just natural grass. There was no explanation provided  and no channels to challenge this.

What can you do?

The P&C needs your help!   Please help us get our amazing play equipment back!  With full coverage of artificial grass. 

1.     Sign this petition and forward this to other parents and members of the West Ryde & Meadowbank Community who want to make a difference.

2.     Contact the NSW Department of Education:  schoolinfrastructure@det.nsw.edu.au 

3.     Contact our local State Member of Parliament, Victor Dominello: ryde@parliament.nsw.gov.au or https://www.facebook.com/VictorDominelloMP/


Let them know we object to these broken promises and last-minute changes!!!!!