Buttenshaw Park upgrade

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Proposed new play space at Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, featuring a double flying fox, group swing, and climbing structure.


Council engages Better View for Buttenshaw Park upgrades

6 July 2022

The upgrade of Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, is another step closer with Better View Landscapes Pty Ltd now on board to construct the exciting new youth space.

Better View Landscapes is a local company who bring a great deal of experience to the project, backed by a strong history of delivering comparable inclusive youth play spaces across NSW, including our very own Glenbrook Park.

Work on the upgrades is planned to start in mid-August 2022.

To ensure the majority of the work can commence at Buttenshaw Park as soon as possible and within budget, Council determined to deliver the pump track component of the upgrade in a second stage of improvements.

Postponing the construction of the pump track is not a decision Council has taken lightly. While we have been preparing to break ground at the park, our region has experienced a perfect storm of recurring, extreme wet weather and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

This has included labour and material shortages and a corresponding escalation in the project costs.

Extensive community consultation, which included an extra round of feedback in late 2021 on the draft Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan was a rewarding process, but it also lengthened the project timeframe.

We want to fully deliver on the vision for the park, as expressed in the community endorsed Masterplan, and this is the best way to achieve it in the current climate.

Council is actively seeking grant funding currently, that can help us construct the pump track as quickly as possible.

This project will be funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.


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Council engages Better View for Buttenshaw Park upgrades

6 July 2022

The upgrade of Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, is another step closer with Better View Landscapes Pty Ltd now on board to construct the exciting new youth space.

Better View Landscapes is a local company who bring a great deal of experience to the project, backed by a strong history of delivering comparable inclusive youth play spaces across NSW, including our very own Glenbrook Park.

Work on the upgrades is planned to start in mid-August 2022.

To ensure the majority of the work can commence at Buttenshaw Park as soon as possible and within budget, Council determined to deliver the pump track component of the upgrade in a second stage of improvements.

Postponing the construction of the pump track is not a decision Council has taken lightly. While we have been preparing to break ground at the park, our region has experienced a perfect storm of recurring, extreme wet weather and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

This has included labour and material shortages and a corresponding escalation in the project costs.

Extensive community consultation, which included an extra round of feedback in late 2021 on the draft Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan was a rewarding process, but it also lengthened the project timeframe.

We want to fully deliver on the vision for the park, as expressed in the community endorsed Masterplan, and this is the best way to achieve it in the current climate.

Council is actively seeking grant funding currently, that can help us construct the pump track as quickly as possible.

This project will be funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear your feedback on the planned NEW youth space with pump track currently funded by the Western Parkland City Liveability Program and scheduled to be built in 2022. See the artist’s impressions

    We also want your final feedback on the draft Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan. These plans need to be endorsed by the Council before the play space can be built. They are due to go to the October 2021 Council Meeting.

    So don’t miss the chance to let us know your thoughts on the current (and future) plans for this District Park.

    Survey closes Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This form allows you to make a submission on the final design for the Buttenshaw Park Youthspace.

    In developing the design for this playspace, Council have considered:

    • the community input received, seeking to accommodate a broad range of the community, particularly youth,
    • the advice and experience of the playspace designer,
    • the aim of high levels of inclusivity,
    • the slope of the land, and
    • the budget available. 

     We are now seeking comment prior to construction.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This concept design  for the Inclusive Youth Adventure Play Space is based on feedback we have received from the community earlier this year. The results from this survey will help to guide the final design so it's important to let us know what you think.  We will come back to you with the final design.

    Please review the concept design here before completing the survey.

    The projects have been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD).  The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This preliminary Masterplan is based on the feedback we have received from the community earlier this year. The results from this survey will help to develop the Masterplan further so it's important to let us know what you think.  We will come back to you with the final draft that will go on public exhibition later in the year.

    Please review the preliminary Masterplan before completing the survey.

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  • CLOSED: Registrations are now closed.

    Please complete this form if you are a stakeholder that has received an invitation to take part in our online community forum for Buttenshaw Park.
    Once you've registered, we will send you an email with the information you need to log-in and take part.

    Stakeholder community forum 6 to 6:45pm, Thursday 30 July 

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  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    If you or someone you visit the park with has additional needs, please complete this survey.


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  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    If you or someone you visit the park with has additional needs, please complete the additional needs survey. There's lots of fun to be had in designing a play space, be sure to click on the funbobulator after you do the survey, to check out the types of play equipment we could include.

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  • CLOSED: Registrations are now closed.

    Please complete this form to register to attend the online dance party, celebrating the plans for revitalising Buttenshaw Park.

    Make sure you:

    Dance party rules

    By registering, you agree that:

    • you are aged 18 or under OR you are a parent/guardian of child who is under 18.
    • if you’re under 18, you have gained permission from your parents/guardians to attend this free online event.
    • you will abide by social media engagement rules and help us to create an inclusive, respectful and age appropriate and family friendly event.
    • you understand that you will be removed for inappropriate chat, messages, and behaviour, which includes actions that are not inclusive or respectful. 
    • you will not record or reproduce this event in any way
    • you understand that Council can turn the event off before the scheduled finishing time (9.30pm) if necessary.
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