Can you remember visiting a playground when you were young? There was always a lot of fun to be had on the slides and swings.
Even today, with computer games and other high-tech toys often within easy reach, a trip to the playground is still enjoyed by young people.
So we are pleased that feeling of joy will soon be able to be experienced by children with disabilities now that an accessible playground is being built at Bunbury's Big Swamp.
When the park is completed later this year, children in wheelchairs will be able to join in the fun of a playground for the first time in the region.
A carousel, AeroGlider and sand factory will be among the specially-designed pieces of equipment available for use by all children at the Bunbury Accessible Playground.
Promoting social interaction and fun between children, regardless of their ability, and allowing all children to experience the fun of movement is important and likely to improve quality of life.
We are pleased a grant from our allocation of Royalties for Regions funding is helping the City of Bunbury make this project a reality.
Here at the South West Development Commission, we believe in enhancing quality of life through improving access, and have previously made beach wheelchairs available for hire at popular Bunbury swimming spots.
SWAS quiz night a huge success
As chairman of the South West Academy of Sport, I would like to thank everyone who made the recent fundraising quiz night at the Bunbury Bowling Club a success.
About 280 people put their knowledge to the test at the event which raised funds for the academy's talent development programs.
Community support of the kind shown at the quiz night is important to the success of the academy.
Without support of this nature, we wouldn't be able to run the talent development programs that assist teenagers in the region to pursue their dreams in sport.
South West Development Commission CEO