Provide adequate shade protection for playgrounds in the Illawarra

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Provide adequate shade protection for playgrounds in the Illawarra

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Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world 

SHADE SAIL PETITION

We the undersigned electors of the Wollongong City Council and visitors to the area request:

That shade sails be erected over all play grounds in Illawarra.

To provide adequate shade protection for children, parents, carers, school groups, and visitors to the play grounds.

Coastal Australia – where we live.

We know that Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world: 

  • Two in three Australians (2 in 3 men and 3 in 5 women) will develop some form of skin cancer before the age of 70.

  • Over 750,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every year.

  • More than 2000 Australians die each from skin cancer every year.  

I would like to draw particular attention to Helensburgh with the recent removal of trees surrounding the existing Helensburgh playground there is now no shade.

Wollongong Council show your continued commitment in the wider community by ensuring playgrounds are also sunsmart.



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