The draft Play Space Strategy has been developed to provide a clear direction for the current and future use, design and management of play spaces across the city.
The draft strategy covers play and outdoor fitness facilities, looking at the condition of those play spaces and how they are used, and detailing which playgrounds should be upgraded, which should remain and which should be relocated.
The draft strategy recommends potential sites for the development of play spaces, outlines the cost of providing play space opportunities and equipment, and sets out strategies to ensure Council keeps abreast of the needs of the community as it grows and changes over the next 20 years.
How was the draft developed?
Council engaged consultants Oneighty Sport & Leisure Solutions to develop the strategy on its behalf. In developing the strategy, the consultants met with a range of stakeholders, including:
- child care centre providers to better understand how these groups are using play grounds
- community groups
- residents, who were consulted through an online survey as well as community workshops and meetings.
The purpose of this early consultation was to seek feedback on the current facilities and gather ideas about what should be included in play for the future.
Residents were encouraged to learn more about and share their thoughts on the draft Play Space Strategy at a community workshop held on 8 February, and were invited to provide input by completing an online survey, which closed on 17 February 2017.
For further information on the draft strategy, call Council’s Sport and Recreation Coordinator, Neal Ames, on 02 4645 4274