Project Background

Council is designing a 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 remaining budget is allocated by 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 Winter 2024.

Final Plan and Images

Council has developed the final playground concept based on the community feedback we received. We are now sharing the final plans and images of the playground design.

Key changes have been made, including:

  • Improvements to the accessibility of the park entrance near Tranmere Street and Day Street by installing an accessible ramp.
  • The addition of one mobility car parking space on Day Street.
  • Ensuring the playground is partially fenced in areas close to traffic.
  • Additional trees are proposed adjacent to the embankment slide and swing to provide natural shade.
  • Additional seating and table options are provided, including low table and seating stairs.

Draft Concept Plan

Following the 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 serviceable 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 October 2023 - January 2024.


In the first round of community consultation, Location A was the preferred location for the playground upgrade in Brett Park. We will maintain the existing playground until the end of it serviceable 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 serviceable life.

Location options (outlined in round 1 consultation)

Location options

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 April 2024.