Play Space Strategy

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Update 25 February 2022

At the Council Meeting on 5 July 2021 Council resolved the following:

A. THAT the draft ‘Woollahra Play: Play Space Strategy for Woollahra Council 2021-2031’ be approved for a public exhibition period of 28 days plus a further 14 days for comments, subject to the following amendments:

- moving commentary regarding ‘lack of space’ to the front of the document;

- the inclusion of a definition ‘play space’ within the Strategy;

- the inclusion of time frames for priorities identified within the action plan;

- include reference to limited/lack of space available within the Local Government Area;

- explore the inclusion of temporary regular seasonably summer play facilities on the foreshores; and

- include requirement to investigate inclusion of play spaces in the Wilberforce Car Park, Cross Street Car Park and Knox Street developments.

B. THAT the draft ‘Woollahra Play: Play Space Strategy for Woollahra Council 2021-2031’ be exhibited concurrently with the draft Recreation Strategy and draft Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves.

C. THAT after the public exhibition period, the document is amended as appropriate and presented to Strategic & Corporate Committee for recommendation to full Council.

The draft strategy can be viewed by clicking the link in the Document Library.

After the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE) approves the public exhibition of Council's Draft Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves, the Draft Recreation Strategy and Draft Play Space Strategy will be placed on exhibition concurrently for public comment.

Currently estimated to commence public exhibition in May 2022.


Tell us what you love about your local playground

Play is an important part of growing up and we think playspaces in Woollahra should be fit for everyone.

That's why we're developing a new Playspace Strategy to make sure our playgrounds are safe, accessible and age-appropriate for everyone who uses them now and by future generations.

Our strategy will:

  • identify the best design, use, location and development of play spaces
  • reflect the needs and expectations of our community
  • provide a master plan to facilitate delivery of new and upgraded playspaces.

There were a number of ways people could provide feedback during the community engagement period of this strategy, they include;

  • dropping into a workshop at Double Bay Library
  • taking our online survey
  • Filling out a survey on site
  • sharing your playspace story.

Thank you for those who provided feedback and for helping to make sure our playspaces continue to be community places where people of all ages come together, interact and enjoy the outdoors.

Council officers are currently working on the Strategy, alongside the Recreation Needs Study. It is expected that the two documents will be presented to the community at the same time.


Update 25 February 2022

At the Council Meeting on 5 July 2021 Council resolved the following:

A. THAT the draft ‘Woollahra Play: Play Space Strategy for Woollahra Council 2021-2031’ be approved for a public exhibition period of 28 days plus a further 14 days for comments, subject to the following amendments:

- moving commentary regarding ‘lack of space’ to the front of the document;

- the inclusion of a definition ‘play space’ within the Strategy;

- the inclusion of time frames for priorities identified within the action plan;

- include reference to limited/lack of space available within the Local Government Area;

- explore the inclusion of temporary regular seasonably summer play facilities on the foreshores; and

- include requirement to investigate inclusion of play spaces in the Wilberforce Car Park, Cross Street Car Park and Knox Street developments.

B. THAT the draft ‘Woollahra Play: Play Space Strategy for Woollahra Council 2021-2031’ be exhibited concurrently with the draft Recreation Strategy and draft Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves.

C. THAT after the public exhibition period, the document is amended as appropriate and presented to Strategic & Corporate Committee for recommendation to full Council.

The draft strategy can be viewed by clicking the link in the Document Library.

After the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE) approves the public exhibition of Council's Draft Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves, the Draft Recreation Strategy and Draft Play Space Strategy will be placed on exhibition concurrently for public comment.

Currently estimated to commence public exhibition in May 2022.


Tell us what you love about your local playground

Play is an important part of growing up and we think playspaces in Woollahra should be fit for everyone.

That's why we're developing a new Playspace Strategy to make sure our playgrounds are safe, accessible and age-appropriate for everyone who uses them now and by future generations.

Our strategy will:

  • identify the best design, use, location and development of play spaces
  • reflect the needs and expectations of our community
  • provide a master plan to facilitate delivery of new and upgraded playspaces.

There were a number of ways people could provide feedback during the community engagement period of this strategy, they include;

  • dropping into a workshop at Double Bay Library
  • taking our online survey
  • Filling out a survey on site
  • sharing your playspace story.

Thank you for those who provided feedback and for helping to make sure our playspaces continue to be community places where people of all ages come together, interact and enjoy the outdoors.

Council officers are currently working on the Strategy, alongside the Recreation Needs Study. It is expected that the two documents will be presented to the community at the same time.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on playspaces across Woollahra. 

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Page last updated: 26 Feb 2022, 05:28 PM