Playground in shade thanks to Oliver’s request

Released 17 September 2019
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A request from a local boy has led to the reinstallation of shade sails at a park in Cable Beach.

Oliver Starcevich, 8, lives near Chippindall Park and wrote to the Shire following work to upgrade play equipment and landscaping.

“Thank you for the excellent job you have done to put up the new swing and slide at Chippindall Park. The garden you put in looks lovely,” Oliver wrote.

“I am writing to ask you to put up the shade sails at Chippindall Park. All other kids have extreme health benefits from playing in shade like less chance of getting skin cancer.

“My responsible friends and me will take extreme care of the new shade sails. I will be extremely happy if you put up the shade sails.”

Shade sails were previously installed at the park but following repeated vandalism and damage had not been reinstalled.

However, following Oliver’s request the shade sails are back in place and being enjoyed by local families.  

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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