Playspaces

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


Our Playspace Strategy is 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. The Playspace Strategy can be viewed in the document library.

Check out what's been achieved or is planned since the strategy was adopted:

  • Berrima Marketplace All Abilities Playground Upgrade – now open!
  • Seymour Park All Abilities Playspace – now open!


Thanks for your feedback on Cook Street Park and Church Road Oval Playspace, everyone.

We're currently reviewing submissions and tenders and hope to have an update soon. Stay tuned!


To learn more about how we are improving facilities Ask us a question below or contact the Assets - Parks & Buildings team on 02 4868 0888.

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


Our Playspace Strategy is 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. The Playspace Strategy can be viewed in the document library.

Check out what's been achieved or is planned since the strategy was adopted:

  • Berrima Marketplace All Abilities Playground Upgrade – now open!
  • Seymour Park All Abilities Playspace – now open!


Thanks for your feedback on Cook Street Park and Church Road Oval Playspace, everyone.

We're currently reviewing submissions and tenders and hope to have an update soon. Stay tuned!


To learn more about how we are improving facilities Ask us a question below or contact the Assets - Parks & Buildings team on 02 4868 0888.

  • Church Road Oval Playspace, Moss Vale

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    CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

    The Church Road Oval Playspace is located at a popular sports park utilised year-round for soccer. The equipment is ageing with certain equipment removed due to safety concerns and has effectively reached the end of useful life. Also not ideally located as it is near the parking area and 150 meters from the sports amenities building and main spectator area. Council is currently constructing an extension to the amenities building which includes public toilet facilities, accessible toilet and a formal access parking area at Wembley Road.

    Moss Vale's Church Road Oval Playspace was nominated by our community as a priority project when the Playspace Strategy was adopted in October 2020.

    Following extensive community consultation with both the Soccer Club and the local preschool along with other members of the community, the Church Road Oval Playspace design is now complete.

    To view the playground design click here.

    The new Church Road Oval Playspace is proposed to be located in near proximity to the sports amenities building with pathways linking to the public toilets and accessible parking. The proposed design includes an inviting and colourful playground with both formal and informal play elements serving multiple age groups. The play area is made safe through a combination of rubber and natural softfall, is located at a safe distance from the playing fields (run out zones) and is accessible with circuit pathway surrounding. An accessible picnic table with shade structure overhead is included, as well as plenty of shade trees. Park signage and other soft landscape plantings round out the design and increase aesthetic appeal.


    How you can help us:

    • Help decide which play equipment style option should be used- show your preference here
    • Feel free to give us your feedback regarding the playspace designs using the feedback tab above or clicking here.


    Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan has identified parks and sportsgrounds as a key area for improvement, noting community feedback that Council’s open space areas lack accessible paths of travel, limited shade and seating and more inclusive playground equipment. Council’s Playspace Strategy supports this and was developed in line with NSW Everyone Can Play Guidelines.



  • Cook Street Playspace, Mittagong

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    CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

    The Cook Street Park Playspace is located at a small local park servicing the Mittagong community. Due to age, the former playground was closed in 2019 and the community have been advocating to have the playground reinstated.

    Mittagong's Cook Street Park Playspace was nominated by our community as a priority project when the Playspace Strategy was adopted in October 2020.

    The new Cook Street Park design includes an inviting and colourful playground with both formal and informal play elements.

    To view the playground design click here.

    The play area is made safe through a combination of rubber and natural softfall, safety fence bordering the creek and busy Cook Street and accessible with circuit pathway surrounding. An accessible parking spot will be formalised on Elizabeth Street with access grade pathway leading into and around the park. Seating opportunities are included, as well as plenty of shade trees. Park signage and other soft landscape plantings round out the design and increase aesthetic appeal.


    How you can help us:

    • Council staff will be on-site on Thursday 16 December 2021 from 4.30pm to 6.00pm. We would like to invite you to call in and chat with Council representatives and help us decide which play equipment style options should be used and provide feedback regarding the design. If the weather is too unpleasant to meet in the park, we would love you to come and join us at Welby Community Hall, 14 Currockbilly Street, Welby at the same time as above.
    • Help decide which play equipment style option should be used - show your preference here
    • Feel free to give us your feedback regarding the playspace designs using the feedback tab above or clicking here.


    Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan has identified parks and sportsgrounds as a key area for improvement, noting community feedback that Council’s open space areas lack accessible paths of travel, limited shade and seating and more inclusive playground equipment. Council’s Playspace Strategy supports this and was developed in line with NSW Everyone Can Play Guidelines.


  • Council secures playground funding

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    MEDIA RELEASE : 28 May 2021

    Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured $155,000 in grant funding from the NSW State Government to improve two of the Shire’s playgrounds.

    The funds were secured via the latest round of the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program and will be shared across Moss Vale’s Church Road Oval ($74,000) playground and Mittagong’s Cook Street Park ($81,000) playground.

    Council’s Acting General Manager Les McMahon welcomed the announcements.

    “These funds will help Council upgrade two of our most in need playgrounds,” he said.

    “We’re confident that on completion these upgraded playgrounds will bring a lot of joy to our youngest residents.”

    The announcement follows an additional $200,000 secured last year by Council for the refurbishment of Moss Vale’s Seymour Park playground. The monies for this upgrade were also secured from a previous round of the program.

    Since its inception in 2018 almost $15 million in funding has been allocated towards new or improved playspaces across NSW via the Everyone Can Play program.

    All three playgrounds were identified for improvement as part of Council’s Playspace Strategy. The strategy was adopted by Council in 2020 and provides a guide for Council on the future provision, development and maintenance of its public playgrounds.

    Mr McMahon thanked the State Members for Goulburn and Wollondilly for assisting in securing the most recent grant funding.

    “Both the State Members for Goulburn and Wollondilly, Wendy Tuckerman and Nathaniel Smith continue to be strong advocates for our Shire and we’re grateful for their continued support,” he said.

    “I would also acknowledge the staff of Council who worked on getting these applications over the line.”

    Works on the refurbishments of the Church Road Oval and Cook Street Park playgrounds are scheduled to begin in the upcoming 2021/22 financial year. Weather permitting the Seymour Park improvements will be finished by 30 June 2021.

  • Playspace Strategy adopted

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    Following careful review and consideration of submissions received during the recent public exhibition, Council adopted the Playspace Strategy on 14 October 2020.

    76 submissions were received during the exhibition period, with constructive feedback given on all aspects of playspaces within the Shire. It is encouraging when members of our community share their thoughts on issues related to their neighbourhoods and the project team would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who took the time to do so.

    You can view the final document as well as associated report, summary of submissions and minuted resolution in the document library.

  • Exhibition of draft Playspace Strategy

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    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 or contact Kylie and Rachel in the Assets - Parks & Buildings team on 02 4868 0888.
  • Review of survey responses underway

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    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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    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.

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