Penrith mayor John Thain congratulates 'parkitects' from Oxley Park and Caimbridge Park public schools

Pupils got a sneak peak inside Penrith Council's chambers on August 10. Picture: Penrith Council

Pupils got a sneak peak inside Penrith Council's chambers on August 10. Picture: Penrith Council

Penrith deputy mayor Trish Hitchen has enlisted pupils from Oxley Park Public School to designed a new playground in their suburb.

Cr Hitchen’s Parkitect project will see a new facility built at the reserve near the corner of Sydney and Brisbane streets by the end of the year.

Oxley Park pupils have spent the past three months consulting residents about what sort of space they want in the community.

The have worked with council staff to create designs for the playground.

Mayor John Thain congratulated the pupils the council chambers earlier this month, along with kids from Cambridge Park Public School, who have designed a new space to be built at Lincoln Park.

“My fellow councillors and I are very proud of the students,” he said.

“The designs they’ve created are fantastic and the leadership they’ve shown makes me feel even more excited about the future of our city.”

Cr Thain said the play spaces would be accessible and inclusive.

“Council is dedicated to providing services and amenities that can be used and enjoyed by all our residents,” he said.

“It’s not always easy to design spaces for everyone, but the students from Cambridge Park and Oxley Park have done a really great job.”

He said the council expected the playgrounds to be open by the end of 2017.

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