Quentin’s vision brought to life

15 Mar 2019 newsmedia

The Marshall Liberal Government will provide $1 million to the City of Adelaide to build an inclusive play space commemorating the legacy of disability advocate, actor and film maker Quentin Kenihan.

The contemporary inclusive regional playspace will be integrated into Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14), replacing the existing play space in the park.

The project will be managed by the Adelaide City Council. Quentin’s family and the community will be consulted by the ACC, with construction expected to start in early 2020.

The play space will include sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with wheelchairs.

Premier Steven Marshall said the new play space would honour Quentin and ensure his dream becomes a reality.

“I am proud to announce the Liberal Government and City of Adelaide will see Quentin’s vision become a reality and ensure his memory lives on, as well as provide a safe and fun play space for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy,” said Premier Marshall.

“Quentin was a great South Australian who captured the hearts of the nation and overcame significant challenges to live an amazing life.

“Quentin fiercely advocated for an inclusive playground in the CBD and this new play space will be a fitting way to remember him."

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said she was thrilled the Liberal Government and
City of Adelaide had partnered to fulfil Quentin’s wish for a special play space to be built in the

“Quentin was a wonderful advocate for people living with disability and a true inspiration,” said
Minister Lensink.

“The new play space will ensure all children can play together in a safe and fun environment
and we know outdoor play gives children opportunities to engage with others, explore and have

“Many children with disability, their families and carers face barriers to participating in public
play spaces and inclusive playgrounds such as this one when its completed helps build stronger
communities through increased awareness and acceptance of adversity.”