Playground to be built at Parliament

A playground is to be built on the front lawn of Parliament in an effort to get more families to visit.

An illustration of what the playground will look like. Photo: Supplied

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has made a number of changes at Parliament to try to make it more family-friendly for MPs, staff and visitors.

The play space will be on the smaller of the front lawns.

The plan for the playground. Photo: Supplied

Mr Mallard said it would also help to meet the rapidly growing need for play spaces in Wellington, as inner city apartment living becomes more common for young families.

He wants Copperfield‘s CafĂ© in Parliament to be opened to the public on non-sitting days.

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