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Playgroup WA calls for councils not to neglect suburban playgrounds

Playground at Oleaster Park, Greenwood. Photo credit: Andrew Richie, Perth Now by Nadia Budihardjo It’s more important than ever to have engaging outdoor spaces for kids! “As block sizes shrink, the need for places to play outside of the home grows,” said Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley. “So whether that’s upgraded playgrounds or play …

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Noise Nightmare

by Zarisha Bradley The Town of Victoria Park has been called on to settle a dispute over a controversial Lathlain basketball court where neighbours claim they’re losing sleep over the sound of bouncing balls. #9News | Nightly at 6.00pm Nature Play WA Griffin Longley shares his thoughts.  

Town of Victoria Park investigating noise complaint over bouncing basketballs

by Sarah Brookes No sooner had an inner city council dealt with noise complaints from basketballs thwacking against the backboard at a busy park, now it is facing complaints from a disgruntled neighbour about the noise from the balls bouncing on the ground surface. Zone 2X, across the road from the West Coast Eagles’ nest …

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The Kids’ Bridge – bringing children closer to nature

from Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation “Benefits of energetic play and playing outdoors are enormous, engaging the intrinsic motivation of kids to be active, to imagine, create and be social. Through that, their mental health has improved across the board.” – Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA and Kids’ Bridge Project Consultant. The benefits of …

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