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New Kurrak Playground Officially Open in Ocean Grove

An exciting new playground that celebrates Wadawurrung culture and the local coastal environment is now open in Ocean Grove.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville today joined local parents and children from the Ocean Grove Woodlands Kinder to officially open the new facility.

Located next to the Dunes café and Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club, the playground called Kurrak, meaning sand in Wadawurrung language, features accessible designed equipment for pre-school and lower primary-aged children.

Through beautiful artworks and signs the playground also celebrates seasonal stories of the Wadawurrung People, providing an opportunity for children and their carers to learn and discover as they move throughout the playground.

The design of the playground was shaped by consultation with the local community and the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.

The Barwon Coast Committee of Management delivered the project thanks to $180,000 funding from the Victorian Government.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville

“The Victorian Government is investing in local community assets like this right across the State. Spaces for people to meet and enjoy are so important.”

“It’s wonderful to officially open the Kurrak playground. It’s a great space for locals in an amazing location, and by incorporating Wadawurrung culture and history it will provide a meaningful educational opportunity for everyone who visits.”