Background

You’re invited to have your say on concept designs for a new all-abilities water splash park in the northeast corner of Roberts Park, Greenacre, to open in late 2021.

The exciting new play space – the first free splash park of its kind in Canterbury-Bankstown – will give kids and families access to high-quality water play close to home.

Kids will be able to follow ‘Tiddalik the Frog’ through the park and learn from the ‘wise wombat’ featured in the Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the same name.

The park will benefit the health and wellbeing of residents, provide opportunities for social connection and fun, and will bring life to the northeast corner of Roberts Park.

What's included in the project?

  • Water play and splash park
  • Open space and landscaping upgrades
  • Seating and shade
  • Inclusive design for all abilities
  • Toilets, accessible and adult change toilet and family change room
  • BBQs and picnic shelters

Presentation and Q&A - webinar

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Previous engagement

The opportunity for a water park in Roberts Park, Greenacre was identified in the CBCity Leisure and Aquatics Strategic Plan.

In a phone survey of 204 Greenacre residents representative of the demographic profile of the area, over 70 per cent were supportive of a water park in Greenacre.

Designs

Concept masterplan

Future dry play - stage 2 (unfunded)
Amenities, change rooms and toilets - stage 1
Open kick-about space - stage 1
Splash play - stage 1
Water play - stage 1

Splash pad and water play: Stage 1

After Before

Future dry play: Stage 2 (unfunded)

After Before

Detailed concept designs

Theme: Tiddalik

‘Tiddalik the Frog’ is the proposed theme for Greenacre Splash Park, with potential for the playspace to be re-named Tiddalik Park, subject to Council approval.

Tiddalik the Frog is a Dreamtime story from Aboriginal mythology, where a frog called Tiddalik greedily drinks all the fresh water, and other animals in the community work together to make him laugh and return the water to the billabong.

The Tiddalik story will act as a thread connecting all sections of the playspace and waterplay areas. This will weave an imaginative and educational narrative about water, creeks, billabongs, native animals and connection to country.

This concept has been workshopped with local Aboriginal Elders at project inception and well-received.

Watch the video below to hear the Tiddalik story.

Tiddalik Story

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Doug Millen

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9771

Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Colin Dagger

Landscape Architect – City Transformation

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9000

Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

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The feedback period for this community consultation for Greenacre Splash, Roberts Park is now open and Council will be accepting feedback and comments until Sunday, 14 June 2020.

We will use your feedback to improve the concept designs as much as possible, where technical and budgetary limitations allow. We are especially interested in receiving specific feedback on:

  • Children’s preferred splash and water play features
  • Gender and cultural appropriateness of amenities
  • The usefulness of family and picnic shelters.

You can have your say on the designs by:

  • Completing the feedback form below
  • Emailing haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
  • Sending a letter addressed to General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown - Attn: Community Engagement, PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

If you have any questions or to discuss this project, please contact the Community Engagement team on 9707 9771.