Children in Kurrajong Heights have finally been able to enjoy the brand new playground at Kurrajong Heights Bowling Club after a number of delays slowed completion.
Declared open by Federal Macquarie MP Susan Templeman late last month, two-and-a-half years after she assisted the club in securing $20,000 worth of funding for the project, which the club matched in cash.
"I was really happy to be able to join together with local residents to cut the ribbon and declare the playground open," Ms Templeman said.
"The Club has had to contend with everything from bushfires, to freak storms, floods and then COVID on top of it all before it could actually complete the project.
"Community members volunteered hundreds of hours to get the playground done, and they have done a magnificent job."
Ms Templeman said that it is a great new place for kids and that the Hawkesbury Community Outreach Service was planning to use it for a new playgroup.
"It's been a big hit with local kids, many of whom gave it the thumbs-up during the opening," she said. "They also received free showbags courtesy of Hawkesbury Community Outreach Services and balloons and bags of lollies donated by the club to mark the occasion.
"The Club is such a wonderful part of this community, run entirely by volunteers and providing a great local focus for residents of the area. I was up there recently for the drag trivia night, and it was completely booked out.
"Congratulations to the Bowlo and all the local residents who put in so much work so the local community could have something to enjoy for many years to come."