Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky's Wish Come True; Playground Access Plan Explanation

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky's Wish Come True; Playground Access Plan Explanation

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Byline: Amber Hooker amber.hooker@capnews.com.au

HARPER and Hunter's imaginations ran wild yesterday as the cousin duo, aged three, revelled in the Rockhampton riverbank's new playground.

Grandparents Karen and Gary Reynolds take the little ones to a different destination each week, and after they strolled the precinct on Saturday night, returned for a good look during the day.

Since the playgrounds opened, members of the public have raised concerns they are inaccessible by pram and wheelchair as both are surrounded by stairs.

Though this wasn't a concern for Karen and the kids, she did observe a couple carry their pram down the stairs.

But Rockhampton mayor Margaret Strelow assures the council is working to fix the problem.

"The missing ramp was identified as an issue a little while ago, and while we knew there wouldn't be one in time for the opening, we didn't want to delay letting everyone in to enjoy the other facilities, including the totally accessible water jets and waterfall," Cr Strelow said. …

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