A new local playspace will be developed for the local community surrounding the newly created South Eastern Park – providing a safe, engaging outdoor community space for this new neighbourhood.
Have your say
We've created a concept design plan for this playspace and we want to hear your feedback.
The community are invited to:
- Review the concept design plan
- Fill out our online survey (now closed)
- Read our general playspace frequently asked questions
- View the consultation summary
The survey was open between 9 November and 7 December.
This consultation activity follows stakeholder engagement and in-depth investigations by Council for the development of the Tunkuwallin Recreation Precinct Plan to enable the provision of play facilities that will cater to the needs of the growing community in the Gwandalan and area - now and in the future. This playspace is one of two being delivered at Gwandalan this financial year with funding by developer contributions.
This new playspace will be located at the corner of Fairwater and Peninsula Drives, which sits within the newly created South Eastern Park amongst natural bushland and near the shores of Lake Macquarie.
In addition to community input, there are a number of requirements and considerations relating to the protection of the natural ecological features of South Eastern Park which will play a part in the planning and design of this playspace.
Council will also install educational signage to highlight the ecological values within the nature play space and those within the retained vegetation adjoining it.
Council will be using Local Infrastructure Contributions to fund this playspace which is due to commence in May 2021. Local infrastructure contributions (also referred to as Development contributions) are charged by Council when new development occurs. These contributions fund local infrastructure needed to support an increased number of residents in the area. This type of local infrastructure typically includes local roads, stormwater and drainage, shared pathways, parks, playspaces or other recreational areas, environmental land and community facilities. For more information on Development Contributions and to view all Council Contribution Plans, go to Council's main website.