Cubby kids rally to save homemade playground

A group of Pelican Point parents and children fear they will be forced to pull down a popular cubby house after a complaint was made to Bunbury City Council.

After a council staff member door knocked the neighbourhood last week, the local children jumped into action to save the hand-built cubby located on the banks of Collie River.

Nature Play WA chief executive officer Griffin Longley said it was “hugely” important for children to play outside and if the council did not let the cubby stay, it should provide an alternative.

“The issues with local government are tricky because local governments can be sort of backed into the corner with policy,” Mr Longley said.

“Our response would be to really encourage the community – of which the council’s a part of – to try and find ways to support play.

“If for some reason, this particular cubby house can’t be where it is, what’s the alternative?

“It can’t just be ‘no to that’, if it has to be no, it has to be ‘no and’ – so no and you can do it here.”

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