Buttenshaw Park upgrade

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Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program. This upgrade is creating an inclusive adventure play space for teenagers.

  • We want to know what you think about the proposed designs, which have been shaped by extensive feedback we received from the Blue Mountains community earlier this year. You can let us know your thoughts in the survey below.
  • This survey closes 9 August 2020, so don't miss your chance to provide feedback before the design for this new play space is finalised!

We are also currently working on a Masterplan and Plan of Management for Buttenshaw Park. These plans will help shape future projects for Buttenshaw Park.

  • At this stage we would like to hear your thoughts on the preliminary Masterplan. Complete the survey on the preliminary Masterplan, to help inform future projects at this District Park. This survey also closes 9 August 2020.

Stay informed - to keep up to date on what is happening, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box.

Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program. This upgrade is creating an inclusive adventure play space for teenagers.

  • We want to know what you think about the proposed designs, which have been shaped by extensive feedback we received from the Blue Mountains community earlier this year. You can let us know your thoughts in the survey below.
  • This survey closes 9 August 2020, so don't miss your chance to provide feedback before the design for this new play space is finalised!

We are also currently working on a Masterplan and Plan of Management for Buttenshaw Park. These plans will help shape future projects for Buttenshaw Park.

  • At this stage we would like to hear your thoughts on the preliminary Masterplan. Complete the survey on the preliminary Masterplan, to help inform future projects at this District Park. This survey also closes 9 August 2020.

Stay informed - to keep up to date on what is happening, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box.

  • Next stage of community consultation

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    23 July, 2020

    We are seeking feedback on the early stage preliminary Masterplan and on the inclusive youth focused adventure play space design until 9 August 2020.

    We are still working on the Plan of Management which will be formally exhibited later in the year. To find out what a Plan of Management and Masterplan is, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • What is proposed for the new Play Space?

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    22 July, 2020

    We had a great response from our young people via our fun interactive tool called the Funbobulator, about what they would like to see in this new inclusive youth focused adventure play space. See the concept design for the play space.

    The most popular piece of equipment was the flying fox. Other equipment, such as the giant group swing and a two person spinner, were not far behind in popularity. All three pieces of playground equipment have been included in the designs, for review.

    Other stand out pieces of the design are the inclusion of a one-of-a-kind climbing structure, that is also a netted hang-out space. We also have a pump track - which is a fun, easy way to do a loop on your wheels of choice. Let us know what you think, via our survey.

  • Should I look at the preliminary Masterplan now or when it’s on formal public exhibition?

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    22 July, 2020

    The preliminary Masterplan is in its early stages and we want to see if we are on the right track with this planning document.

    You can provide feedback on what has been written and also suggest elements to include. We can then make appropriate changes and provide a more considered Masterplan to formally exhibit later in the year.

    Compete our survey by 9 August 2020.

  • How will the new youth adventure play space be inclusive?

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    22 July, 2020

    There will be new pathways to, and around, the new play space that meet accessibility standards and provide equitable use for all park users. Several pieces of equipment in the concept design will cater for those with additional needs, such as the basket/group swing and the flying fox.

    There will also be break out spaces with quiet seating areas for those who may become easily overwhelmed. As we progress the design, we will continue to look at how we can incorporate best practice guidelines.

  • Online dance party

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    24 April, 2020
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    7 - 9.30pm
    Friday 1 May

    Have some fun and join our family friendly online dance party. Complete the Funbobulator and then register to join the party.

    Register for the dance party now.

  • Stakeholder community forum

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    17 April, 2020

    Stakeholders are invited to join us for an online community forum about Buttenshaw Park.
    Stakeholder community forum - 2-3pm, Thursday 23 April.

    Once you've registered, we will send you an email with the information you need to log-in and take part.

  • Surveys

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    27 March, 2020

    We have two surveys currently available:

    Surveys close: Sunday 3 May, 2020


  • Funbobulator

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    27 March, 2020

    Use the funbobulator to select your favourite pieces of play equipment.

    Have a look at the suggested playground equipment items, while the items are not exactly what will be installed, your choices will help the designers understand what sort of playground equipment you like.

    Watch your budget instantly adjust as you select items. If you go over budget, what items will you remove?

  • Face-to-face engagement postponed

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    27 March, 2020

    Face-to-face community engagement activities have been postponed due to concerns relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). There will still be opportunities for you to be informed and provide your input along the way.

  • Providing spaces for youth of all ages

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    27 March, 2020

    Buttenshaw Park has the potential to become a youth-focused space because of its larger size and location. The park is located next to the Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre and some sports courts. The sloping hill also allows for more challenging play opportunities that are suited to older kids and youth.

    Providing spaces for youth of all ages to feel welcome and engaged in our community is important.

    We will also be focusing on providing varied play types and experiences, as well as inclusive play, which means we are able to provide more play options for kids with additional needs but that can still be used by other kids.

    The whole upgrade, including design, construction and equipment, is expected to cost $1.5 million.

    We are also starting work on developing a Plan of Management and Masterplan for the park. These plans will include the City Deal upgrades, as well as a broader plan for the park.