Barracluff Park and Playground Upgrade

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Consultation has concluded

Update: Waverley Council completed its upgrade of Barracluff Park and Playground in September 2021 and we're happy to share photos of the completed upgrade with you.

Waverley Council is upgrading Barracluff Park and Playground. This upgrade will improve the play experience of the previous play space and raise the level of play space to 'District' level, as identified in Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy (PSS).

The upgrade will include:

  • Increasing the target age range for play equipment and experiences
  • Increased seating, picnic settings, and drinking fountains
  • Improving universal access to the playground, and through the park
  • Adding dynamic fitness equipment
  • Adding casual sporting facilities for senior children and young people
  • Adding park lighting

Have Your Say

Thank You for all your comments and suggestions!

Community consultation on the Draft Concept has concluded and we have reviewed all your comments and suggestions. We have summarised our findings and have discussed a few of the key suggestions, this can be found in the document library to the right.

For a quick overview of the key information collected, have a look at the community consultation snapshot, download link in the document library to the right.


Update: Waverley Council completed its upgrade of Barracluff Park and Playground in September 2021 and we're happy to share photos of the completed upgrade with you.

Waverley Council is upgrading Barracluff Park and Playground. This upgrade will improve the play experience of the previous play space and raise the level of play space to 'District' level, as identified in Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy (PSS).

The upgrade will include:

  • Increasing the target age range for play equipment and experiences
  • Increased seating, picnic settings, and drinking fountains
  • Improving universal access to the playground, and through the park
  • Adding dynamic fitness equipment
  • Adding casual sporting facilities for senior children and young people
  • Adding park lighting

Have Your Say

Thank You for all your comments and suggestions!

Community consultation on the Draft Concept has concluded and we have reviewed all your comments and suggestions. We have summarised our findings and have discussed a few of the key suggestions, this can be found in the document library to the right.

For a quick overview of the key information collected, have a look at the community consultation snapshot, download link in the document library to the right.


Consultation has concluded
  • September 2021 Photos

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  • September 2021 Update

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    Waverley Council has completed its upgrade of Barracluff Park, North Bondi, in time for the warmer months. This is the first inclusive play space to be fully upgraded by Council since the adoption of the Inclusive Play Study 2020.

    The new large scale inclusive playground includes the following play experiences:

    • large custom built play tower with slides, climbing nets, fireman’s pole, musical instruments, and puzzles
    • new community sports court which includes netball, basketball, handball and tennis rebound wall
    • swing set with different options including a toddlers swing and basket swing
    • seesaw and springer rockers
    • group spinner
    • toddler size cubby with slide
    • nature play area with timber and rock balance challenges
    • new fence to fully enclose the play area
    • picnic tables and water bubbler.

    Upgrades to the park have included:

    • access improvements including a new footpath along Warner Avenue and an accessible ramp linking the playground and bus stop
    • upgrades to sports lighting and footpath lighting to improve access and safety for all park users
    • new entry signage with park information, rules of park use and interesting local stories
    • upgraded park furniture such as bins and bike racks
    • In the coming weeks, the community half-court will also be layered with a sports surface.


  • February 2021 Update

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    Construction has begun on Barracluff Park and Playground. When complete there will be activities for all ages including a playground double the size with nature and wild play areas, improved equipment, a small multi-use court, and tennis wall.

    These works will start in February 2021 and are due to be completed by May 2021, weather permitting.

    We will take steps to minimise impacts and loud works will not occur prior to 7:30am. Expected work hours and times will be Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm (Saturdays if required 8am – 1pm).


  • October 2020 Update

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    Council has finished the technical design for the park and playground upgrade!

    We are currently gearing up to find a suitable contractor for the construction of the new park and playground. From late October we will be advertising, assessing, reporting and awarding the construction contract. We expect this process to take 6 to 8 weeks which would result in construction commencing in December.

    In the meantime, Council has engaged a separate contractor to build the Warners Avenue footpath connection from the Bondi Bowling Club to Old South Head Road. These works will commence shortly and are expected to be completed in December (weather permitting). Please refer to this plan for information on staging.

    We thank you for your patience as we work towards upgrading this much-loved community park.

  • June 2020 Update

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    It’s been a while since we last approached you for comments and feedback on the concept design of Barracluff Park and Playground. It has been an interesting first half of the year and we have had to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances.

    Council is working towards finalising the design and documentation for the park and playground upgrade. Electrical, structural, and civil engineers commissioned by Council are nearing completion of construction documentation, turning our concepts and ideas into buildable plans. We have discovered and navigated a few hurdles during this process.

    Based on your feedback, we are working closely with a play equipment designer to create a unique play experience, especially for Barracluff Park. The main multi-play equipment will be a one-of-a-kind in Australia. You can view the latest draft of the multi-play equipment here, it’s a work in progress and we’re still refining all the play experiences.

    In addition, Council is determined to provide parks and play spaces for all of the community, guided by the Inclusive Play Space Study (which will soon be on public exhibition for comment). Barracluff Park Playground will be one of the first inclusive play spaces in Waverley.

    We thank you for your patience as we work towards upgrading the park.

    If you have any questions, please email openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au

  • September 2019 Update

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    New Council processes created in July 2019 require the reporting of concept designs to Council, this occurred at the Operations and Community Services Committee Meeting on 3 September 2019. An audio recording of the meeting can be found online (via this link, opens in new tab), fast forward to 5:26 to hear Council's discussion on the community consultation summary and motions put forward by Councillors. Once finalised, minutes of the meeting can be found online (via this link, opens in new tab)

    A motion tabled and moved includes the 'Security Risk Assessment' of the playground and the amendment of the concept design with consideration of the completed assessment. This motion has impacts on the playground, in particular to the design outcomes as well as the previously communicated project timeline.

    Council Officers will continue to develop the playground and park as currently designed, however, please be mindful of the potential for delays and changes pending the outcome of the 'Security Risk Assessment'.