Council has delivered a new local level playspace for the local community surrounding the newly created South Eastern Park. The new playspace provides a safe, engaging outdoor community space for this new neighbourhood.
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To ensure this new playspace reflected what users wanted to see we conducted community consultation from 9 November to 7 December 2020.
The community were invited to:
- Review the concept design plan
- Fill out our online survey (now closed)
- Read our general playspace frequently asked questions
An engagement summary for the consultation is available here.
The consultation activity for this playspace followed 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 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 were a number of requirements and considerations relating to the protection of the natural ecological features of South Eastern Park which played a part in the planning and design of the playspace. Council installed educational signage to highlight these ecological values within the nature play space and the retained vegetation adjoining it.
Council used Local Infrastructure Contributions to fund this playspace. 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.