$27,000 playground for kindy kids

KINDY students in Karrabin are celebrating the installation of a new $27,000 playground.

The West Moreton Community Kindergarten received funding for the installation of a new digging patch with a sandstone border and stepping stones, timber deck, gardens and turf, logs for the children to sit and balance on, and the replacement of soft fall bark with lawn, from the State Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Kindergarten director Carolyn Symonds said the upgraded playground was already a favourite with the children, providing a more engaging environment them and allowing them to connect to nature.

Labor State member for Ipswich West Wayne Wendy officially opened the playground.

"I'm pleased to see that the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is again able to provide real help to local community groups such as West Moreton Community Kindergarten," Mr Wendt said.

"Revenue for the Fund is generated from levies placed on Golden Casket lotteries, wagering, keno, and gaming machines in Queensland.

"Queensland based organisations can apply for up to $30,000 for standard projects, and larger grants may be considered for complex projects," Mr Wendt said.

For more information on the Fund or to obtain a funding application package, visit gcbf.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3247 4284 or 1800 633 619.



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