Blyth RSL Memorial redeveloped playground/all-weather shelter was officially opened by Rowan Ramsey MP, Member for Grey, on Sunday, November 5.
In 1955 the Blyth RSL men raised funds for a new playground, dedicated in memory of those who served in war.
This is the fourth major redevelopment of the playground since then.
Blyth Progress Association was successful in receiving an Federal Government Community Development Grant of $37,000 and together with their own funds, and assistance from the Wakefield Regional Council, the playground has been transformed once again.
Blyth Progress Association chair Kerry Smith, welcomed guests to the opening, followed by Project Officer, Janet Zweck, who gave a brief history of the life of the RSL Playground.
Thanks was extended to Australian Government, Wakefield Regional Council as well as to community volunteers for their efforts in installing the storm water drainage and giving the entrance gates and pillars a new lease of life.
WRC Mayor Rodney Reid congratulated Blyth Progress on another successful project.
Rowan Ramsey acknowledged and commended the Blyth’s community who continued to create a positive lifestyle for the town.
He also reminisced of the times when he played on the good ol’ play equipment, which is now deemed unsafe, presenting a few laughs..
Mr Ramsey, together with the help from the youngsters, cut the ribbon to officially open the Blyth Playground/Shelter.
After the Opening the children enjoyed the playground and iceblocks and luscious afternoon in the Blyth Cinema.