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 – to be constructed Feb – April 2021
  • Cook Street Park Playspace, Mittagong – to be constructed 2021/22
  • Church Road Oval Playspace, Moss Vale – to be constructed 2021/22

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 – to be constructed Feb – April 2021
  • Cook Street Park Playspace, Mittagong – to be constructed 2021/22
  • Church Road Oval Playspace, Moss Vale – to be constructed 2021/22

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.

  • 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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