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Controversial Three Storey Childcare Centre with Astroturf Playgrounds on Each Level Opens

A controversial early childhood centre at Bondi Junction, Australia, has opened and will accommodate up to 52 children.

Residents opposed the original four-storey design. It has three levels for different age-groups of children. 

Each level is reported to have an outdoor area equipped with astroturf and different textured materials.  

Local Waverley Mayor Waverley Mayor Sally Betts said it was a wonderful environment for children and she is keen to see the Council partner with other private organisations to see more facilities built.  (For more, visit

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