Australind nature play opened

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Australind resident Hunter Pavy, 2, and Shire president Paul Gillett enjoy the new playground.
Camera IconAustralind resident Hunter Pavy, 2, and Shire president Paul Gillett enjoy the new playground. Credit: Briana Fiore

Children flocked to the Australind foreshore last week for the official opening of the Karragarup Play Space.

The symbolic name translates to “the place of crabs” in Noongar and acknowledges the influence of Aboriginal people in the area.

The estuary is famous for its blue swimmer crab populations and there is a giant blue crab as the playground centrepiece.

It was scheduled to open mid-March, however, the opening was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced all playgrounds to close.

Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett said it was perfect for young families in the area.

“It is a great addition to the foreshore and it is open just in time for the school holidays,” Cr Gillett said.

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