Moodiarrup Sports Complex Inc

MOODIARRUP SPORTS CLUB PLAYGROUND OPENING - SUNDAY 19TH DECEMBER
Cr Bill Johnston officially opened the Moodiarrup Sports Complex Inc playground on behalf of the Shire of West Arthur Council on Sunday 19th December, prior to the annual Chicken & Champagne Christmas function.
Bill said the playground had been funded through the Australian Government’s Regional & Local Community Infrastructure program. In October 2009, Council resolved to put forward a proposal for new playgrounds at the Moodiarrup Sports Complex and Arthur River Country Club as the highest priorities for $30,000 of RLCIP Round 2 funding. 
The Moodiarrup playground had taken some nine months to come to fruition and had involved the efforts of many people from the local community. Importantly, the dollar value of the playground funding had been doubled by the in-kind contribution of Club members through the provision of volunteer labour, plant and materials.
Greg Ricetti, President of the Sports Complex who had handled the logistics of the playground construction and volunteer support thanked all the people and businesses who had contributed towards the playground. A full list of acknowledgements is listed below.
The playground was well and truly christened by the children who were seen to be having great fun on the playground equipment and enjoying the extended soft fall play area.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Australian Government Regional & Local Community Infrastructure program.
Shire of West Arthur for funding allocation and project support.
Mathew and Nick, Collie Steel Supplies for providing pole extensions for the shade cover        
Gavin Kirk, D&W Kirk Transport for providing freight for playground equipment, fencing and retaining walls to Moodiarrup and also playground equipment to Arthur River.                                                             
Greg Ricetti for organizing the retaining wall, pool fencing and shade sail extensions plus the coordination of volunteer in-kind contributions.
Roz Abbott for liaising with Adam James of Forpark Australia on the playground design for the playground we have today.               
The Whitaker family Welders, manatu – removal of playground, loading of sand, donation of 50 Cubic metres of sand.
The Schinzig family for providing a post-hole digger and water cart
The Baxter family for providing a cement mixer,
Working Bee Physical labour
Bruce Whitaker, Geoff Whitaker, Stuart Uren, Mark Schinzig, Richard Schinzig, Peter McKenzie, David McKenzie, Stephen Abbott, Gary Abbott, Craig Horley, Michael Baxter, Greg Ricetti