Improving Mulwala’s sporting facilities, especially to have a basketball court at Lonsdale Reserve, is the top priority of Mulwala Public School’s senior students.
“We may have a lake, a footy oval and netball courts but we would like to see a basketball court down at the footy ground as there are no free areas for us to play basketball on,” Grade 6 student James Frazer said.
James was elected as the students’ spokesperson by the 10 Grade 6 students to address Federation Council’s community workshop at Mulwala Public School on Tuesday, February 27.
The workshop was in connection with development of council’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP) for the next 10 years.
“We are wondering when the adventure playground is starting,” James said. “We would like some of the fitness stations like in Urana around the foreshore. We would also appreciate a BMX track.
“Our second suggestion is a botanical garden as it would be a good, relaxing spot. It would be nice to have a sensory garden inside.
“Our third suggestion is to place a pool and water park for the kids, on ‘factory hill’ as there is nothing up there. Plus it would be nice for the whole town.”
James and fellow students appreciated the opportunity to have their say and James mentioned the significance of his address.
“As children of Mulwala, we will see the town grow and develop,” he said. “So we Year 6 students would like to have a say about our town’s future.”
The approximate 30 Mulwala residents in attendance applauded James for his address.