Round 2 consultation

Following a first round of consultation, Council has prepared a concept plan for the new playground and is proposing to build it in a new location at the corner of Tranmere St and Day St.

We asked the community about possible alternative locations for a new playground, as the existing playground is not easily accessible and is tucked away in a dark corner of the park. Feedback received indicated that Location A (at the corner of Tranmere and Day Streets) is the preferred location for the playground, so Council is proposing to build the adventure playground here. The existing playground will be maintained until the end of its service life, before becoming an outdoor fitness area. The engagement report can be found here.

Having reviewed and incorporated the community's ideas we are now presenting a concept plan for the new playground and are seeking the community's feedback again. There are several ways to provide feedback, outlined below. We will use feedback to finalise designs ahead of construction, anticipated for August - October 2023.

Project Background

Council is designing a $400,000 nature adventure play space at Brett Park, Drummoyne. This is a jointly funded project with $250,000 from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Places to Play Program and $150,000 from Council. As part of our Let’s All Play Strategy, we are consulting the community on the facility design, location, and accessibility.

As the existing playground is now due for an upgrade, we are proposing to create a new, natural play environment that consists of tree logs, natural timber, rope elements, boulders, plants, water, sand, and sensory play, instead of traditional plastic playground structures.

We are aiming to open the playground for the community to use by November 2023.

Draft Concept Plan

Council has listened to community feedback for Brett Park, and a draft concept for the upgrade playground can be found below. We invited residents and visitors to share their insights and ideas to help create this space.

  • Accessible ramps
  • Multi-bays swing
  • Embankment slides (incl. 1 x inclusive slide)
  • Adventure play
  • Inclusive sand play, including sand pit with play sculpture
  • Sandstone steps
  • Timber bridge
  • Water play
  • Nature play in dry creek
  • Stepping stones
  • Sandstone logs
  • Seat plinth-fixed on sandstone log
  • New plantings of local native plants
  • Shade sail
  • Existing pedestrian footpath on road verge
  • Existing boundary fence on wall
  • Existing rubbish bin to be retained
  • Existing accessible ramp
  • Relocated existing picnic table
  • Existing drinking fountain to be retained

The playground will feature a mix of the following:

  • Rubber softfall
  • Mulch softfall
  • Sand
  • Textured concrete

Location

In round 1 consultation, location A was the most selected for the playground upgrade in Brett Park. We will maintain the existing playground until the end of it service life. After this point, it will be upgraded into an outdoor fitness area. We will update the community when the playground reaches the end of its service life.

Location options (outlined in round 1 consultation)

Location options

Have Your Say

Survey

What happens next?

Engagement Process

  • Round 1 - Ideas and Location

    Meet the project team on site or online meeting, give feedback online or via email.

  • Round 2 - Concept designs

    We will share our draft concept designs with the community for further feedback.

  • Construction

    We hope to open the upgraded playground by November 2023.