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Inclusive Playspace for Bankstown City Gardens

Council has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Touched by Olivia Foundation (TBOF) to partner in the advocacy, support and fundraising for the delivery of an all-abilities inclusive playground for Bankstown City Gardens located on Restwell Street in the Bankstown CBD.

Council proposes the development of a comprehensive all-abilities playground that utilises the entire site, and caters for a broad range of disabilities. Council has already committed to constructing a toilet amenities building with an accessible, ambulant and 'changing places' facility which includes an overhead gantry and hoist system, height adjustable change table and wash area.

New Concept Design for Bankstown City Gardens

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Inclusive Playspace for Bankstown City Gardens

Council has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Touched by Olivia Foundation (TBOF) to partner in the advocacy, support and fundraising for the delivery of an all-abilities inclusive playground for Bankstown City Gardens located on Restwell Street in the Bankstown CBD.

Council proposes the development of a comprehensive all-abilities playground that utilises the entire site, and caters for a broad range of disabilities. Council has already committed to constructing a toilet amenities building with an accessible, ambulant and 'changing places' facility which includes an overhead gantry and hoist system, height adjustable change table and wash area.

New Concept Design for Bankstown City Gardens

view the concept planview the equipmentprovide feedback



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Good Article

Pri over 2 years ago

Great idea! Looking forward to it.

Meggles over 2 years ago

Looking forward to a great park in the area that is inclusive to all children.A WATER PLAY AREA IS A MUST! i think this is the only area that doesnt have one.

Jojo about 3 years ago

My computer isn't allowing me to open up to have a look at the plans. My feedback is off another experience that I've had with my special son in an inclusive playground. Without a doubt there needs to be shade everywhere. When I do my son on a very hot day, the slides were not covered, hence he could not crawl up to go down the slides without burning himself. All parts of the playround where there is a place to do something needs to be covered.Another thing, my son stands with support. When I took him to the area that has water sprinkling around, there was no handles or bars for him to hold on and I didn't want to get wet so he missed out on that.

Rouba Issa about 3 years ago

What a fantastic plan for the all inclusion playground. It will be an amazing space for children and families, as well as teachers and classes.

Kel04 about 3 years ago

Omg I can't wait for this to be built it will save us having to go to better parks that are out of area as now we have to go to Fairfield and Cecil hills and Blacktown or Homebush so this is needed here especially water activities as a lot of new parks have water play areas ..

bankstowngirl about 3 years ago

shade over all equipment, soft fall instead of bark, water play area, locked up at night so it doesn't get damaged by vandals, lots of parking, Also an onsite cafe would be nice!

Hk012 about 3 years ago

Please please have a soft fall that isn't bark. It's so messy and god knows what you can find in that stuff. My 10month old son loves putting things in his mouth and is forever putting dirty bits of bark that he can choke on. Also, lots of shade over the play equipment to make it useable in the middle of the day during summer. Lots of parking to make it accessible to everyone. A water play area would be great. This area has nothing and we travel to other areas to get water play playground. Given the investment I really think this needs to be locked up after sunset and have CCTV. Parks are targets for vandalism and lots of hoons congregate to smoke, drink and create havoc in play spaces. They damage it and then the kids it's designed for don't get to experience it. Finally, a cafe on site would be great, with seating for a coffee break with the kids.

Julie Shooter about 3 years ago

This is a fantastic initiative, and a great community facility. Lots of families use parks for children's parties - and will use seating/tables for their gathering. If tables etc are all together, they'll be taken by the one family. If they are spread out, it'll allow a variety of groups to use them. Also, please put shade over key playareas, so they can still be used after 11am.

about 3 years ago

Wonderful concept. I think the water play area is much needed in the Bankstown area especially during the heat of summer but it is also a great sensory experience in all seasons. I think there may be a need for significantly more tabled seating spaced further apart (some can be under trees without separate weather shelter). I can imagine this park used regularly for birthday parties etc, and if the seating is too close together (like the two northern "16" spots, and the two "17" spots inside the fence) we'll find that whole areas are roped off by one party group to the exclusion of other participants. Area 11 will need some seats around (under trees preferred) for parents to watch younger children participate. I'd like to see shade cloths over both the key play equipment but also over some of the grassed area marked 27 so as to allow for this area to be used for picnics and general tumble play without the risk of sunburn.

NM about 3 years ago