Sandy Beach Reserve playground

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Consultation has concluded

May 2020

The Sandy Beach Reserve Nature Play Space is designed to be an attractive, all-abilities recreation facility, drawing on local themes such as the Swan River and Ron Courtney Island.

The play space will sit upon an island created above the flood plain, and nestled within the grove of mature trees with a towering tree house and flying fox.

A key design consideration was to provide a diverse range of play opportunities for varying ages and abilities including youth and children. Elevated play pieces have graduated challenge levels while still allowing everyone to reach some of the highest platforms, including those with mobility restrictions.

Extensive tree planting and garden beds ensure the beauty, amenity and play value will develop over time.

Background

For many years the community has expressed a desire for a significant playground:

  • In 2009, the Town committed to a playground being constructed at Sandy Beach Reserve
  • The Town purchased two residential lots from the State at a fraction their market value to onsell and use the proceeds towards the playground
  • In 2015, a working group of the Liveable Town Advisory Committee (then the People Services Committee) was established to advise on the project
  • In 2016, the Town appointed Nature Play Solutions to engage with the community on location and design
  • Part of Lot 646 Kitchener Road (a triangular portion bounded by the river, access road and the pedestrian path from West Road) was adopted by Council as the preferred site.
  • The playground designed was released for public comment in March 2018.
  • A design was adopted by Council in April 2019.

Factors for consideration include landscaping and the location of the remains of the historic homestead.


May 2020

The Sandy Beach Reserve Nature Play Space is designed to be an attractive, all-abilities recreation facility, drawing on local themes such as the Swan River and Ron Courtney Island.

The play space will sit upon an island created above the flood plain, and nestled within the grove of mature trees with a towering tree house and flying fox.

A key design consideration was to provide a diverse range of play opportunities for varying ages and abilities including youth and children. Elevated play pieces have graduated challenge levels while still allowing everyone to reach some of the highest platforms, including those with mobility restrictions.

Extensive tree planting and garden beds ensure the beauty, amenity and play value will develop over time.

Background

For many years the community has expressed a desire for a significant playground:

  • In 2009, the Town committed to a playground being constructed at Sandy Beach Reserve
  • The Town purchased two residential lots from the State at a fraction their market value to onsell and use the proceeds towards the playground
  • In 2015, a working group of the Liveable Town Advisory Committee (then the People Services Committee) was established to advise on the project
  • In 2016, the Town appointed Nature Play Solutions to engage with the community on location and design
  • Part of Lot 646 Kitchener Road (a triangular portion bounded by the river, access road and the pedestrian path from West Road) was adopted by Council as the preferred site.
  • The playground designed was released for public comment in March 2018.
  • A design was adopted by Council in April 2019.

Factors for consideration include landscaping and the location of the remains of the historic homestead.


Planning for Playtime @ Sandy Beach Reserve!

Consultation has concluded