Draft Play Guidelines

Consultation has concluded.

Children need to play in a range of ways to ensure they meet their developmental milestones and become balanced adults.

As a full range of play opportunities cannot be provided in all parks, Council has written new Draft Play Guidelines. This will guide our provision of play opportunities in the Mountains over the next 10 years.

Who did we talk to?

To develop the guidelines, Council consulted with the community to understand the community priorities for the different Council parks – and what play opportunities are wanted at each.

We talked to:

Council asked how much you use the play opportunities that are there now and what would make parks more attractive for play.

What do Draft Play Guidelines propose?

The Guidelines propose changes as to how Council will provide, promote and activate playgrounds.

After extensive community consultation and research, we think that the guidelines provide directions for provision for play which is more in line with what the community needs and wants than the existing range of playgrounds.

The Draft Play Guidelines propose that the current provision of play settings would be re-designed, as they require replacement, over time.

The exhibition phase is a time for you to check whether you support the directions proposed in the Draft Play Guidelines and agree that they will result in a better offer to the community.

How to make a submission!

The Draft Play Guidelines are now on Public Exhibition as a supporting document to the broader Draft Open Space & Recreation Strategic Plan.

Return to the main page to make a submission regarding the Draft Play Guidelines within the context of the Draft Open Space & Recreation Strategic Plan. Submissions close Wednesday 6 December 2017. Click here

Children need to play in a range of ways to ensure they meet their developmental milestones and become balanced adults.

As a full range of play opportunities cannot be provided in all parks, Council has written new Draft Play Guidelines. This will guide our provision of play opportunities in the Mountains over the next 10 years.

Who did we talk to?

To develop the guidelines, Council consulted with the community to understand the community priorities for the different Council parks – and what play opportunities are wanted at each.

We talked to:

Council asked how much you use the play opportunities that are there now and what would make parks more attractive for play.

What do Draft Play Guidelines propose?

The Guidelines propose changes as to how Council will provide, promote and activate playgrounds.

After extensive community consultation and research, we think that the guidelines provide directions for provision for play which is more in line with what the community needs and wants than the existing range of playgrounds.

The Draft Play Guidelines propose that the current provision of play settings would be re-designed, as they require replacement, over time.

The exhibition phase is a time for you to check whether you support the directions proposed in the Draft Play Guidelines and agree that they will result in a better offer to the community.

How to make a submission!

The Draft Play Guidelines are now on Public Exhibition as a supporting document to the broader Draft Open Space & Recreation Strategic Plan.

Return to the main page to make a submission regarding the Draft Play Guidelines within the context of the Draft Open Space & Recreation Strategic Plan. Submissions close Wednesday 6 December 2017. Click here