Project Update - May 2024

We are pleased to advise that following Community Consultation in June 2023, and the completion of recent site remediation works by Sydney Water, Council have commenced works to upgrade the playground at Gilgandra Reserve.

This upgrade includes the installation of play equipment, as well as the supply and installation of soft fall play surfaces, furniture, fixtures and soft landscaping.

Council has engaged QMC Group to undertake these works. Construction works commenced 27 May 2024 and are anticipated to take twelve (12) weeks to complete, weather permitting. Work hours will be 7am-5pm Monday to Friday.

The park will remain closed to allow for the new equipment to be installed and associated site improvements to be carried out.

We look forward to welcoming you to the upgraded park soon.


Gilgandra Reserve is owned by Sydney Water with a lease agreement allowing Council to use, manage and maintain the reserve for public use. Sydney Water’s consent is required for any upgrades on their land and Council Officers are actively working with Sydney Water on this project.

There are several key constraints to development on the land, including underground infrastructure and existing mature trees.

Community consultation related to the concept proposals for an upgrade to Gilgandra Reserve were undertaken in 2023. We're improving access in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan and Inclusive Playspace Study, and bringing all play equipment up to date with the latest Australian Standards for safety.The play experience will be tailored to suit toddlers up to early school age, with an increase in the diversity of play opportunities.

Gilgandra playspace forms part of a network of closely located playspaces including Barracluff Park (District level playspace) and Niblick St (Pocket level playspace) that provide a variety of experiences and cater for older children.

How to Have Your Say

Thank you to everyone who had a look at our proposed concept design for Gilgandra Reserve and shared their feedback by completing the survey. This survey has now closed and we are progressing towards construction.