'Make a splash'
The Bay Push has presented Councillor Rob Pollock with an 800-signature petition for a modest splash area adjacent to the Variety Inclusive Playground at Corrigans Reserve.
President Charles Stuart said the concept was explained to each signatory so they could fully consider it. It was largely circulated in Batehaven. "Asking Cr Pollock to accept the petition on behalf of the council recognised his support over six years to the playground's development," Mr Stuart said. "In recognition of the importance of the profitability of the proposed splash park at the new Mackay Park aquatic centre, the Corrigans splashpad is modest. There is no tipping bucket or water slide and all features are at ground level. Calls for the splash area have come from parents who generally cannot afford fees and whose disabled children may find the aquatic centre confronting. Incorporating attractions for children with special needs in one location makes sense, as transport is extremely difficult for these families."