Ocean Shores Public School Parliament at the Waterlily Playscape Launch Event Consultation
Ocean Shores Public School Parliament at the Waterlily Playscape Launch Event Consultation Contributed

Students get involved in Waterlily Park equipment launch

THE preparation for the official launch of new equipment for Waterlily Park was welcomed enthusiastically by Ocean Shores Public School students.

The students have put their hand sup to be actively involved in the day which will be held at 1 Yamble Drive, Ocean Shores on Sunday, April 2, 1-3pm.

The students enthusiastically suggested to run activities during the event, including performances, face-painting, games and help onsite.

Luke and Naiya, Ocean Shores School captains will be speakers at the event alongside Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina, Simon Richardson, Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Matthews, Council's Resource Recovery and Open Space manager and Josie Tebo, Waterlily Playscape Committee Chair.

Catering by ​​Crabbes Creek Catering & Events and tennis activities by Little Racquets will also be available onsite.

Martin Gill, Ocean Shores Public School Relieving Principal commented that "Ocean Shores Public school students have been incredibly enthusiastic and appreciated input during past consultations for improvements to Waterlily Park. It highlights the strength of local school, community and government partnerships to enhance the local area for residents. I know our students appreciate the park and are excited about continued involvement in the next phase of the project".

Josie Tebo, Waterlily Playscape Committee Chair added "I am impressed and encouraged by the new generation of involved and active locals that grow up in Ocean Shores. Hopefully the Waterlily experience will help them develop their sense of community and they will continue to actively support community initiatives in the future".  

There are still a few spots available for local performers of all kind and age during the event. Contact the committee for more details: community@waterlilyplayscape.org.

The crowdfunding campaign to support stage 2 of Waterlily Park to have sail shades over new equipment, a tree house, a fairy chair and a flying fox in the Park is still running. To support the project, please go to: www.waterlilyplayscape.org.

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