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					                                  North West Star
                                  Monday 8/6/2009                                      Brief: XST_COMU
                                  Page: 3
                                  Section: General News
                                  Region: Mount Isa QLD Circulation: 3,512
                                  Type: Regional
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YAH: State Member for Mount Isa Betty Kiernan with Clay Riley Pentt, 3, Queensland deputy premier Paul
Lucas officially opens the Q150 Family Fun Park.

Clay can't wait for park opening
CLAY Riley Pentt, 3, could not wait any longer      ilies of Mount Isa.
for Queensland Deputy Premier Paul Lucas               "This park meets the needs of all children
and State Member for Mount Isa Betty Kiernan        and their families," Mrs Kiernan said.
to officially open the Q150 Family Fun Park on         She said the play equipment gave families
Friday - so he decided to snake an early dash       with a child with a disability the opportunity
underneath the ribbon.                              to play with their siblings and other children.
   But Mr Lucas picked him up and Clay had             Queensland Deputy Premier Paul Lucas
the honour of helping to officially open the        said the park was the result of an important
$4.25 million state-of-the-art all-ability park.    partnership between Xstrata Mount Isa
   With the hour long delay, around 100 very        Mines, Mount Isa City Council and the State
excited children had an early run through of        Government.
the park including Mount Isa Special School            "It's a lot of fun," Mr Lucas said. "Kids
students.                                           today need more and more stimulation and
   Mount Isa Special School principal Sheina        they can entertain themselves here and feel
Treuel said the kids were very excited to be at     safe while doing it.
the official opening.                                  Mount Isa City Council Mayor John
   A liberty swing, which allows a child in a       Molony described it as a "wonderful day for
wheel chair to sit in a swing, is also a feature    Mount Isa."
of the park.                                           The plaque stating that the park was offi-
   State Member for Mount Isa Betty Kiernan         cially opened by Premier Anna Bligh is to be
described the park as "fantastic" for the fam-      altered to read Deputy Premier Paul Lucas.

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