Playspace Strategy on exhibition

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The exhibition period concluded on Sunday 19 July 2020.

Wingecarribee Shire Council recognises the importance of playspaces in supporting children’s healthy development.

In late 2017 and early 2018 over 380 residents shared their thoughts about preferences for playgrounds and more in a survey. This information was carefully considered and then all existing playspaces were assessed using the Playable Space Quality Assessment Tool. The tool focuses on three major aspects to children’s outdoor play provision: the location of play areas, play value and ancillary facilities (such as shade, seating, toilets, etc.).

The information gathered has been used to prepare the now publicly exhibited Draft Playspace Strategy, with feedback sought by 19 July 2020.

The Draft Playspace Strategy:

  • provides a vision for play areas in Wingecarribee Shire and guidance for Council on the future provision, development and maintenance of our playgrounds;
  • analyses the current situation in terms of playspace provision, quality, and financial investment; and
  • then provides a framework upon which to base decisions for the future development of playspaces that meet the community’s needs for a sustainable network of playspaces that are attractive, inclusive, safe and affordable.

The Strategy will be used to provide an overall framework for the consistent management and maintenance of play areas including providing general development standard guidelines, identifying appropriate levels of service for each type of playspace category and setting the proposed capital, renewal and disposal programs for our existing 48 playspace sites.

Did we get it right?

Have your say on our draft Playspace Strategy and help us meet the needs of our growing and diverse community.

  • Check out the Council report and Draft Playspace Strategy in the document library
  • Complete an online submission form by midnight on Sunday 19 July 2020 (extended from 10 July 2020).
  • Ask us a question below or contact Kylie and Rachel in the Assets - Parks & Buildings team on 02 4868 0888.

Wingecarribee Shire Council recognises the importance of playspaces in supporting children’s healthy development.

In late 2017 and early 2018 over 380 residents shared their thoughts about preferences for playgrounds and more in a survey. This information was carefully considered and then all existing playspaces were assessed using the Playable Space Quality Assessment Tool. The tool focuses on three major aspects to children’s outdoor play provision: the location of play areas, play value and ancillary facilities (such as shade, seating, toilets, etc.).

The information gathered has been used to prepare the now publicly exhibited Draft Playspace Strategy, with feedback sought by 19 July 2020.

The Draft Playspace Strategy:

  • provides a vision for play areas in Wingecarribee Shire and guidance for Council on the future provision, development and maintenance of our playgrounds;
  • analyses the current situation in terms of playspace provision, quality, and financial investment; and
  • then provides a framework upon which to base decisions for the future development of playspaces that meet the community’s needs for a sustainable network of playspaces that are attractive, inclusive, safe and affordable.

The Strategy will be used to provide an overall framework for the consistent management and maintenance of play areas including providing general development standard guidelines, identifying appropriate levels of service for each type of playspace category and setting the proposed capital, renewal and disposal programs for our existing 48 playspace sites.

Did we get it right?

Have your say on our draft Playspace Strategy and help us meet the needs of our growing and diverse community.

  • Check out the Council report and Draft Playspace Strategy in the document library
  • Complete an online submission form by midnight on Sunday 19 July 2020 (extended from 10 July 2020).
  • Ask us a question below or contact Kylie and Rachel in the Assets - Parks & Buildings team on 02 4868 0888.

The exhibition period concluded on Sunday 19 July 2020.

  • Review of survey responses underway

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    over 2 years ago

    We had a fabulous response to the playgrounds survey!

    382 surveys were completed by 375 households with some kids also filling it in :-)

    Now the fun begins in sorting through them. Stay tuned by registering your details here.

    Thank you!

  • Community survey underway

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    about 2 months ago

    Playgrounds have an important role in providing free and fun activity for our children. A strategy is being developed in 2018 to guide the management and provision of playgrounds across the Wingecarribee Shire.

    Officers will be visiting pools, playgrounds and libraries in January to encourage families to voice their thoughts. Schools will also be invited to share the invitation with parents once they commence the first term.

    The survey concluded on 18 February 2018.