Livvi's Place Bankstown

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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



Consultation has concluded
  • Bankstown City Gardens - Livvi's Place Bankstown

    about 3 years ago
    Bankstown city gardens facility upgrade picture

    Substantial progress has been made with the construction of the Changing Places Toilet Amenity at Bankstown City Gardens. The building construction is well underway and the shape and form of the building is apparent in the landscape. The building nestles amongst the existing trees and the breezeway through the centre of the roof pitch allows sightlines through.

    The description ‘Changing Places’ refers to the Victorian movement of the same name who are advocating for better toilet amenity conditions for our disabled community. Check out their profile at: www.changingplaces.org.au

    Council worked closely with our own special schools, parents and carers, Disability...

    Substantial progress has been made with the construction of the Changing Places Toilet Amenity at Bankstown City Gardens. The building construction is well underway and the shape and form of the building is apparent in the landscape. The building nestles amongst the existing trees and the breezeway through the centre of the roof pitch allows sightlines through.

    The description ‘Changing Places’ refers to the Victorian movement of the same name who are advocating for better toilet amenity conditions for our disabled community. Check out their profile at: www.changingplaces.org.au

    Council worked closely with our own special schools, parents and carers, Disability Advisory Committee and Access Consultants, to ensure we met the design standards to meet our Community’s special needs, and enable the amenity to be on the ‘Changing Places’ register.

    The building is due to be completed in August, weather permitting.


  • Community consultation - Trilogy Schools Mega Fete

    about 3 years ago
    Trilogy fete1
    On the weekend of the 3rd April Council attended the Trilogy Schools Mega Fete at Playford Park, Padstow to further consult and let people know about our upcoming plans for Bankstown City Gardens Livvi’s Place. The ‘Trilogy Schools’ are the combined schools for specific purposes in the Bankstown local government area, consisting Caroline Chisholm, Broderick Gillawarna and The Bass School, and the fete was a good opportunity to meet many of our wonderful families of children and adults with special needs – for whom the new playspace will greatly benefit.
    On the weekend of the 3rd April Council attended the Trilogy Schools Mega Fete at Playford Park, Padstow to further consult and let people know about our upcoming plans for Bankstown City Gardens Livvi’s Place. The ‘Trilogy Schools’ are the combined schools for specific purposes in the Bankstown local government area, consisting Caroline Chisholm, Broderick Gillawarna and The Bass School, and the fete was a good opportunity to meet many of our wonderful families of children and adults with special needs – for whom the new playspace will greatly benefit.
  • Bankstown City Gardens – Livvi’s Playspace Toilet Amenities

    over 3 years ago
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    Construction has commenced on the new toilet amenities building for Bankstown City Gardens Livvi’s Place. The design of this new amenity building was achieved after extensive consultation with the local disabled community, parents and carers of people with special needs, with Bankstown Council’s own Access Advisory Committee, and community members. Council also benefitted from the assistance and advice of two Access Consultants with the design going above and beyond what is typically provided for the special needs community. The delivery of this specialised amenity known as a ‘Changing Places’ amenity will be a first for a park situation in Sydney.

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    Construction has commenced on the new toilet amenities building for Bankstown City Gardens Livvi’s Place. The design of this new amenity building was achieved after extensive consultation with the local disabled community, parents and carers of people with special needs, with Bankstown Council’s own Access Advisory Committee, and community members. Council also benefitted from the assistance and advice of two Access Consultants with the design going above and beyond what is typically provided for the special needs community. The delivery of this specialised amenity known as a ‘Changing Places’ amenity will be a first for a park situation in Sydney.

    Through consultation Council became aware of a dire need for, and an opportunity to provide for the section of the disabled community who need special assistance with personal care. A specialised accessible toilet facility will provide a hoist and gantry system and hydraulic change facilities in addition to accessible (wheelchair) and ambulant facilities. Local Bankstown MP Jason Clare has awarded grant funding towards provision of this unique equipment.

    The architecturally-designed brick building features a breezeway between two building halves, an over-arching pitched roofline with undercover area beneath housing external hand-washing facilities, a bubbler and a dwarf seating (waiting) wall. The building is sited in a location to suit the future layout of the park and playground close to existing water, sewer and electrical connections, and to maximise passive surveillance from the street. The building is situated outside of and adjacent to the main circulation paths within the park, and positioned to also ensure no loss of trees.

    Construction commenced late March and will extend until July 2016, weather permitting.


  • Livvi's Playspace Design Brief

    over 3 years ago
    Bankstown city gardens livvis place site aerial

    Council in conjunction with Touched By Olivia have consulted with the local community and enjoyed working with lots of local school children to imagine the possibilities for the new Livvi’s Playspace for Bankstown City Gardens.

    The document is the result of the consultations and forms the brief for Council to commence concept design for the site - click here to download


    Council in conjunction with Touched By Olivia have consulted with the local community and enjoyed working with lots of local school children to imagine the possibilities for the new Livvi’s Playspace for Bankstown City Gardens.

    The document is the result of the consultations and forms the brief for Council to commence concept design for the site - click here to download


  • Have Your Say

    about 4 years ago

    Livvi’s Place in Bankstown City Gardens will be a special place where people of all ages and abilities will be able to play side by side. An important asset, the inclusive playspace is a great space to connect with your local community.

    Now is the opportunity for you to have your say. Tell us what you want to see in the inclusive playspace to be constructed at Livvi's Place Bankstown City Gardens.

    Complete the survey - This survey is now closed

    If you would like to see the results from this survey please click here to view in the design brief.

    If you would like a hard copy of the survey to complete and return to Council, please download from the important documents section on the right hand side of the screen.


    For more information, please contact Emily Forrest on 9707 9999.

    Livvi’s Place in Bankstown City Gardens will be a special place where people of all ages and abilities will be able to play side by side. An important asset, the inclusive playspace is a great space to connect with your local community.

    Now is the opportunity for you to have your say. Tell us what you want to see in the inclusive playspace to be constructed at Livvi's Place Bankstown City Gardens.

    Complete the survey - This survey is now closed

    If you would like to see the results from this survey please click here to view in the design brief.

    If you would like a hard copy of the survey to complete and return to Council, please download from the important documents section on the right hand side of the screen.


    For more information, please contact Emily Forrest on 9707 9999.

  • Come Say Hi!

    about 4 years ago

    Bankstown City Council will be joined by staff from the Touched by Olivia Foundation at the Panania Edible Garden Show on Saturday 17 October to talk about our the proposal of an all-abilities playspace in Bankstown City Gardens.

    Where: Anderson Avenue, Panania (opposite the library)

    When: 10.00am - 2.00pm

    For more information about the event click here.

    Bankstown City Council will be joined by staff from the Touched by Olivia Foundation at the Panania Edible Garden Show on Saturday 17 October to talk about our the proposal of an all-abilities playspace in Bankstown City Gardens.

    Where: Anderson Avenue, Panania (opposite the library)

    When: 10.00am - 2.00pm

    For more information about the event click here.

  • All Abilities Playspace A Step Closer

    about 4 years ago

    Bankstown City’s first all-abilities inclusive playspace is a step closer to becoming reality after Bankstown City Council and The Touched By Olivia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to commence the project.

    As part of the MOU, Council has pledged investing around $300,000 towards the playground to be constructed at the Bankstown City Gardens, with a similar contribution from The Touched By Olivia Foundation through fundraising efforts.

    Before construction of the playground begins, Council will also invest a further $300,000 into providing new accessible toilet facilities on site.

    Touched By Olivia Foundation Project Manager, Melinda Doust, said her organisation...

    Bankstown City’s first all-abilities inclusive playspace is a step closer to becoming reality after Bankstown City Council and The Touched By Olivia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to commence the project.

    As part of the MOU, Council has pledged investing around $300,000 towards the playground to be constructed at the Bankstown City Gardens, with a similar contribution from The Touched By Olivia Foundation through fundraising efforts.

    Before construction of the playground begins, Council will also invest a further $300,000 into providing new accessible toilet facilities on site.

    Touched By Olivia Foundation Project Manager, Melinda Doust, said her organisation is excited to work with Council and the local community to bring to life Bankstown’s first all-abilities inclusive playspace.

    “We know that creating such playspaces has positive impacts for people of all ages and abilities for decades to come,” said Ms Doust.

    “This new playspace will be a special place where everyone in the region is invited to be part of, and we can’t wait to start the process of hearing about what the community want to see included in the playspace.”

    Mayor of Bankstown, Linda Downey, said Council is determined to provide the new playspace that will be used by hundreds of able-bodied and disabled-bodied users.

    “We have quite a significant number of people who have a disability across our city who will benefit from the new playspace,” said Mayor Downey.

    “This project is going to be a great asset to our city and will really provide an avenue for families whose children have a disability to enjoy the challenges that will be provided.”

    “It’s going to be both fun and beneficial to our children and will help families whom travel out of our area to access these special playgrounds.”

    “We’re looking forward to working with The Touched By Olivia Foundation whom have already successfully worked with other councils to create these special playspaces across Sydney.”


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