Doxiadis Reserve Playground Renewal

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Update: This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing the feedback.

Background

We are inviting the community to provide feedback on the proposed playground renewal at Doxiadis Reserve, Doxiadis Street, St Agnes.

As part of the Annual Business Plan 2022-2023, Council has allocated $140,000 to replace the ageing playground equipment at Doxiadis Reserve, 6-14 Doxiadis Street, St Agnes and to complete general landscape beautification works.

Council manages all playgrounds in accordance with Council’s Playground Guide. In this guide, the playground at Doxiadis Reserve is classified as a local playground. This classification defines the types of play equipment that would typically be provided.

Local playgrounds primarily cater for people living within walking distance of the playground and generally cater for short visits.

Given the playground’s local classification, the provision of a shade structure, toilet or BBQ are not being considered as part of the proposed works.

More information about how we provide, maintain and develop playgrounds across our City can be found in our Playground guide available on our Have your Say website

Doxiadis Reserve is an important open space and play resource for the local St Agnes community. Before we finalise a concept plan for this playground, we would like to understand the community’s views on what’s proposed and suggestions for play equipment and elements.

Proposed upgrades to this part of the reserve and playground include:

  • Replacement of the playground equipment in its current location
  • Construction of a new footpath from Doxiadis Street to the playground area to increase accessibility and functionality of the space
  • Replacement and relocation of park seats, bins and drinking fountain
  • Additional street and reserve tree planting to frame the space and provide shade to the existing footpath and park area

In line with the type of equipment typically provided at a local playground, and considering what is already provided at nearby reserves, we are proposing to replace the existing equipment at Doxiadis Reserve with a modern traditional playground including sliding, swinging, balancing, spinning, rocking and climbing activities with potential to include basic nature play elements within the creek area should the budget allow.

We are proposing to reflect the natural character of the park in the new playground’s colours and theme, using natural tones and textures in the playground equipment to integrate the new equipment into the site. The concepts of adventure and exploration will also be used in the play equipment’s design.

Doxiadis Reserve is part of the Kokoda Trail with a War Memorial located next to the playground. Council is currently working with the Tea Tree Gully RSL to upgrade the memorial and install a new footpath to the memorial from the street. While these works are separate to the proposed playground works, consideration will be given to the memorial to ensure the final design and equipment selections sit comfortably alongside.

More details about this proposal, including examples of possible play equipment, is available in the Information Sheet

To get involved and have your say:

  • Register here under Profile (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here Have a look to see what questions have already been answered below
  • An Easy Read version of this Project page is also available.

We value your comments and would appreciate your feedback by 5pm, Monday 14 November 2022.

All feedback will be considered as we develop the final plan for the playground, taking into account budget and other project considerations.

The types of playground equipment shown in the selection area of the feedback form are indicative only and final designs may vary.

All playground equipment selections are subject to budgetary constraints. Whilst every effort has been made to provide example equipment in accordance with the allocated budget, all works remain subject to industry design, pricing and evaluation.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Robert Hutchison on 8397 7444 or send us a message

Update: This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing the feedback.

Background

We are inviting the community to provide feedback on the proposed playground renewal at Doxiadis Reserve, Doxiadis Street, St Agnes.

As part of the Annual Business Plan 2022-2023, Council has allocated $140,000 to replace the ageing playground equipment at Doxiadis Reserve, 6-14 Doxiadis Street, St Agnes and to complete general landscape beautification works.

Council manages all playgrounds in accordance with Council’s Playground Guide. In this guide, the playground at Doxiadis Reserve is classified as a local playground. This classification defines the types of play equipment that would typically be provided.

Local playgrounds primarily cater for people living within walking distance of the playground and generally cater for short visits.

Given the playground’s local classification, the provision of a shade structure, toilet or BBQ are not being considered as part of the proposed works.

More information about how we provide, maintain and develop playgrounds across our City can be found in our Playground guide available on our Have your Say website

Doxiadis Reserve is an important open space and play resource for the local St Agnes community. Before we finalise a concept plan for this playground, we would like to understand the community’s views on what’s proposed and suggestions for play equipment and elements.

Proposed upgrades to this part of the reserve and playground include:

  • Replacement of the playground equipment in its current location
  • Construction of a new footpath from Doxiadis Street to the playground area to increase accessibility and functionality of the space
  • Replacement and relocation of park seats, bins and drinking fountain
  • Additional street and reserve tree planting to frame the space and provide shade to the existing footpath and park area

In line with the type of equipment typically provided at a local playground, and considering what is already provided at nearby reserves, we are proposing to replace the existing equipment at Doxiadis Reserve with a modern traditional playground including sliding, swinging, balancing, spinning, rocking and climbing activities with potential to include basic nature play elements within the creek area should the budget allow.

We are proposing to reflect the natural character of the park in the new playground’s colours and theme, using natural tones and textures in the playground equipment to integrate the new equipment into the site. The concepts of adventure and exploration will also be used in the play equipment’s design.

Doxiadis Reserve is part of the Kokoda Trail with a War Memorial located next to the playground. Council is currently working with the Tea Tree Gully RSL to upgrade the memorial and install a new footpath to the memorial from the street. While these works are separate to the proposed playground works, consideration will be given to the memorial to ensure the final design and equipment selections sit comfortably alongside.

More details about this proposal, including examples of possible play equipment, is available in the Information Sheet

To get involved and have your say:

  • Register here under Profile (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here Have a look to see what questions have already been answered below
  • An Easy Read version of this Project page is also available.

We value your comments and would appreciate your feedback by 5pm, Monday 14 November 2022.

All feedback will be considered as we develop the final plan for the playground, taking into account budget and other project considerations.

The types of playground equipment shown in the selection area of the feedback form are indicative only and final designs may vary.

All playground equipment selections are subject to budgetary constraints. Whilst every effort has been made to provide example equipment in accordance with the allocated budget, all works remain subject to industry design, pricing and evaluation.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Robert Hutchison on 8397 7444 or send us a message

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