New additions make Des Ugle Park more community friendly

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Bunbury MLA Don Punch, Maidens Park Primary School head girl Pippa Simmonds and head boy Simon Laherty with South West Development Commission chief executive Mellisa Teede celebrate the unveiling of the display panels.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch, Maidens Park Primary School head girl Pippa Simmonds and head boy Simon Laherty with South West Development Commission chief executive Mellisa Teede celebrate the unveiling of the display panels. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald

Creativity of local students is being brought out of the classroom and put on display at Des Ugle Park.

The display space was unveiled on Friday and is showcasing artwork by students at Maidens Park Primary School.

A new accessible toilet block and connecting footpaths were also funded as part of the Withers Renewal initiative.

Withers Progress Association chair Mary Dunlop said it had been a long time coming.

“It’s important for the children to be involved,” she said.

Maidens Park Primary School class teacher Judy Chitty said it was wonderful for the students to have a look at what the community was doing.

“It’s great for them to see a purpose,” she said.

We come to the park and perform at Christmas and we also visit for school outings frequently, so it’s now a lot more practical with toilets.

Judy Chitty

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said he was impressed by how the students captured the theme of the park in their artwork.

“It’s about creating a sense of community and that’s so important for a suburb like Withers,” Mr Punch said.

South West Development Commission chief executive Mellisa Teede said the upgrades made the park an even better place for families to spend their time in.

Sometimes it’s the smaller things that make the biggest difference.

Mellisa Teede

“Toilets and pathways may not be glamorous, but the new facilities will improve this community asset for people of all ages and abilities.”

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