The joy of having a swing is now available to everyone in Bankstown, with the city’s first liberty swing opened today.
Local students from Caroline Chisholm, Broderick Gillawarna and Revesby Public School helped the Mayor of Bankstown Councillor Khal Asfour at the official launch.
“The liberty swing is a project I am passionate about and it is great to see the swing now operational,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Swinging is one of life’s simple pleasures and no longer do children confined to a wheelchair have to sit and watch their friends have fun.
“Paul Keating Park was chosen as the site for the swing due to its central location, easy access and linkage into the current children's playground located in the park.
“This project is another example of Council’s strong commitment to providing all our residents with access to recreational facilities,” Mayor Asfour said.
Bankstown’s Liberty Swing was funded by Bankstown City Council and Variety Children’s Charity.
Chairmen of Variety Children’s Charity, Alan Samuels, said it is Variety's goal to have as many Liberty Swings installed as possible in playgrounds and parks throughout NSW.
“Children with special needs should be able to enjoy the outdoors in conjunction with their parents, siblings and friends,” Mr Samuels saId.
“Variety partners with special schools and local councils to provide this wonderful and beneficial activity for children.”
Bankstown’s Liberty Swing is located in Paul Keating Park, The Mall Bankstown, and is accessible with a Master Locksmith Access Key, which are available through council.