Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Summer fun, safe from the sun in Blyth

Media Release

DC345/2017

05 November 2017

Joint release with:

Rowan Ramsey

Member for Grey

Janet Zweck

Treasurer Blyth Management Committee Inc

  • Blyth shaded playground ready for local children ahead of hot summer
  • Children will be able to use the playground all year, safe from the sun
  • The Coalition Government invested $37,000 in the project

Children from Blyth in South Australia, will have lots of fun in the shade this summer thanks to the installation of a sun safe playground.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the new shaded playground is a perfect place for kids to enjoy their time outside.

“With temperatures in summer expected to soar above the mid-thirties, it’s important for kids to have a safe place to play,” Mr Chester said.

“Research shows there are life-long health benefits from staying out of the hot summer sun, and children playing here will enjoy those benefits through into adulthood.

“I want to help build better regions, and investing in the health of regional kids is an important part of that.”

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey attended the unveiling of the sun safe playground today and said that the completion of the all-weather colour-bond shelter is a great outcome for the community.

“The Coalition Government has worked with the Blyth community to ensure local children have access to a playground which is out of the heat of the summer sun,” Mr Ramsey.

Blyth Management Committee Treasurer Janet Zweck said it has been an exciting time to see the development of the Blyth RSL Playground in the last 3 months, which now provides a stimulating place for children to be outside and protected.

“To see children come racing from their car or off the bus to get on the play equipment and have such fun, brings a smile to my face. Without funding from Australian Government this community project most likely would not have evolved,” Ms Zweck said.

This project was funded by the Federal Coalition Government and Blyth Management Committee Inc. contributing $37,000 and $6,426 to the project respectively.