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Thanks for sharing your feedback on the concept design for this playspace!

Next Steps

This project will go to a tender process to appoint a contractor in early 2024. The contractor will finalise playspace design incorporating relevant feedback, with construction due to commence April 2024.

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Background

Queen Road Playspace was identified in Yarra Ranges Council’s 2019 PlaySpace Plan as needing renewal, with pre-design consultation previously undertaken to establish how the play space could better meet community need. The $200,000 project is funded equally through the Growing Suburbs Fund and Yarra Ranges Council.

We’ve listened and valued your feedback from the ‘Have your say Survey’ completed by the community, this information has helped to guide and develop the concept designs for the Playspace.

What you told us

We have heard from community members within Lilydale and surrounding suburbs close by that Queen Road Playspace is valued by the local community and the site is commonly used by all ages for playing and walking. Its ease of accessibility for locals and its access to Warburton Rail Trail makes it a place where a child can meet new friends, to learn and use their imagination, as well as a space to sit and relax. The site is used often, with the majority of users accessing the playspace weekly. You feel that the current playspace needs more diverse equipment and better accessibility to accommodate and entertain people of all ages.

You would like to see

  • A fence around the site
  • Landscape and garden beds to create a welcome and inviting playspace.
  • More seating, picnic options and park furniture.
  • Nature elements including more native plants and trees.
  • Better access, and a focus on safety
  • Upgraded equipment, swings, climbing elements and a trampoline in the playspace were your most requested pieces.

Proposed new playspace

We have developed a concept design incorporating the feedback given previously in this project.

The proposal for the playspace includes a drinking fountain, seating, slides, swing set, footpath, softfall, landscaping and surrounding fence.

We’re inviting you to provide feedback on the playspace design to help us finalise the plans.

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Wright Avenue Playspace Concept Design

Council uses the word playspace, instead of playground because it covers more than the equipment. It reflects the wide range of users, age groups and experiences of the community in the space.

This survey is looking for your feedback on how to improve this playspace for the future. If you need to report damaged or missing playspace equipment or any other playspace issues/concerns about other playspaces in Yarra Ranges, please Report an issue with a playspace Yarra Ranges Council.

The existing playspace will be renewed in line with the recommendations within the Playspace Plan 2019-2029. As this is a local-level playspace, large infrastructure such as water play, public toilets, shelters and BBQ's along with formal skate and bike activity spaces cannot be accommodated in the scope of these works.

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Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.