The final piece of the puzzle has arrived for Wagga's youngest school, with students delighted to hear a playground is "finally" on the way.
Estella Public School has received a $250,000 grant to install play equipment in the latest round of Stronger Country Community Funds.
Dedicated play equipment was the "one thing missing" from the school since it opened at the start of the year, according to P&C president Graham Cotter.
"The students, the parents and the teachers are all very, very excited to be getting the money through and to finally see the playground will be going in," Mr Cotter said.
"We're already under way working with the school and the Department of Education with plans and designs based off a survey we did early this year."
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The $250,000 will be used to purchase and install the play equipment as well as a rubberised soft fall surface and shade sails.
The plans are still being finalised but Mr Cotter said the playground would likely include climbing equipment, slides and potentially a small flying fox.
"We're trying to include enough activities to cover right from kindergarten to year 6 so all students will have something to keep them entertained," he said.
The announcement comes following a year-long campaign for the playground from parents including multiple fundraising efforts. The money raised will now be set aside for future P&C projects.
Mr Cotter said the school is hoping to have plans finalised soon and begin constructing the playground sometime in the new year.
Wagga MP Joe McGirr said he was happy to announce the school would finally be receiving the vital playground.
"It is very pleasing to see funds allocated to the Estella Public School," Dr McGirr said.
"It's very important for kids to grow up with access to the necessary play equipment."
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