Marlborough Reserve Playground Upgrade

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Project Background

Waverley Council is upgrading Marlborough Reserve Playground. This upgrade will improve the play experience of the current play space as identified in Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy. The upgrade will also bring all the play equipment and surfaces up to date with the latest Australian standards for safety.

Key improvements proposed include:

  • Provide a range of play experiences and cater to a range of age groups through active, imaginative, creative, social, quiet and free play
  • Create play spaces that encourage play in natural environments to promote an understanding of the environment
  • Improve safety by incorporating barriers/ fencing to busy roadways

Community Consultation May 2019

A first round of consultation was held from 1–31 May 2019, the results of which can be found in the Round 1 Community Consultation Summary Report – October 2019 available under ‘Document Library’.

Community Consultation December 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the second round of community consultation between 26 September–25 October 2019.

We have reviewed your feedback and summarised the findings into a report. This report was presented to Council at the Operations and Community Services Committee Meeting on 3 December 2019. Councillors resolved to endorse this report, and approved the progression of the concept design.

The feedback we received from you indicates the updated draft design generally meets community expectations. The design concept has been further developed in consideration of your comments, in particular:

  • Officers will continue to work with a Level 5 qualified arborist during the design documentation and construction stages of the project to ensure the health of existing trees within the reserve is maintained.
  • Construction methods that are sensitive to existing trees will be used.
  • Inclusion of additional nature play elements have been located within the proposed playground footprint.
  • Inclusion of an additional bin with dog bag dispenser at the bottom southern end of the reserve has been included.

You can view the Council report, community consultation summary report and amended plans in the Document Library to the right.

Next Steps

The design has been updated to replace the large fig tree which was damaged in bad weather. The fig will be replaced by another fig in the same location and additional trees planted to provide shade. The design is currently being developed for construction.

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Project Background

Waverley Council is upgrading Marlborough Reserve Playground. This upgrade will improve the play experience of the current play space as identified in Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy. The upgrade will also bring all the play equipment and surfaces up to date with the latest Australian standards for safety.

Key improvements proposed include:

  • Provide a range of play experiences and cater to a range of age groups through active, imaginative, creative, social, quiet and free play
  • Create play spaces that encourage play in natural environments to promote an understanding of the environment
  • Improve safety by incorporating barriers/ fencing to busy roadways

Community Consultation May 2019

A first round of consultation was held from 1–31 May 2019, the results of which can be found in the Round 1 Community Consultation Summary Report – October 2019 available under ‘Document Library’.

Community Consultation December 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the second round of community consultation between 26 September–25 October 2019.

We have reviewed your feedback and summarised the findings into a report. This report was presented to Council at the Operations and Community Services Committee Meeting on 3 December 2019. Councillors resolved to endorse this report, and approved the progression of the concept design.

The feedback we received from you indicates the updated draft design generally meets community expectations. The design concept has been further developed in consideration of your comments, in particular:

  • Officers will continue to work with a Level 5 qualified arborist during the design documentation and construction stages of the project to ensure the health of existing trees within the reserve is maintained.
  • Construction methods that are sensitive to existing trees will be used.
  • Inclusion of additional nature play elements have been located within the proposed playground footprint.
  • Inclusion of an additional bin with dog bag dispenser at the bottom southern end of the reserve has been included.

You can view the Council report, community consultation summary report and amended plans in the Document Library to the right.

Next Steps

The design has been updated to replace the large fig tree which was damaged in bad weather. The fig will be replaced by another fig in the same location and additional trees planted to provide shade. The design is currently being developed for construction.

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  • Project Update — Notification of Works

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    27 Jan 2021

    Waverley Council will upgrading and improving the safety of the playground in Marlborough Reserve. Construction is expected to start in Mid-February 2021 and be completed in May 2021, weather permitting.

    The Marlborough Reserve Playground upgrade includes:

    • Demolition of existing playground and installing new playground equipment, rubber softfall and natural and imaginative play spaces;
    • Installing new gardenbeds and trees including an advanced 4.5m high Fig tree and additional trees to replace the loss of the large Fig;
    • Installing new park furniture; and
    • Improving pedestrian access into the playground.

    During this time, the footprint of the works will be fenced off to the public. We expect there will be construction noise however, we will make every effort to minimise the inconvenience to you by ensuring that no machines or loud works occur prior to 7:30am. Expected work hours and times will be 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday (Saturdays if required 8am – 1pm).

    The project is being funded through Waverley Council’s Capital Works Program and a NSW Government Stronger Communities Grant.

  • Project Update — January 2021

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    12 Jan 2021

    Council has assessed and awarded the construction contract for the upgrade of Marlborough Reserve Playground. Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy (20142029), and community consultation completed in May 2019 and December 2019, guided the direction of the upgrade.

    Construction works are programmed to commence in February after school holidays. The expected duration of the works is between 10 to 12 weeks.

    We thank you for your patience and are excited to deliver a new space for the community.

  • Project Update – July 2020

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    28 Jul 2020

    This project is now planning to commence construction this spring once a contractor is engaged.

    It is unfortunate that we lost the large Ficus tree from this space in the storm last year, however, we are planning to replant an advanced Ficus tree in the same location and provide some additional trees plantings for shade.

    The design of the space does not need to change to accommodate the tree plantings and we are continuing with the community-supported and Council-approved plan.

    Thank you again for your patience during these unprecedented times and we look forward to delivering this much needed playground upgrade soon.

    If you have any further question please contact Carl Nugent at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au