Edinburgh Reserve - proposed upgrades and inclusive playspace

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Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, a total of 118 feedback form responses were received regarding this proposal. As an overall summary, 70% (83 people) indicated they were in support, 29% 34 people) were opposed and 1% (1 person) was neutral. Three written submissions were also received about this proposal, as well as additional email feedback.

At its meeting on Tuesday 8 December 2020, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to proceed with the upgrades and inclusive playspace, instructing staff to progress the project to the final stages of detailed design and delivery.

Additionally at the same Council meeting, Council made the decision to apply for a Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program grant to allocate $200,000 for an upgrade to the Edinburgh Road and Montague Road junction.

Minor changes will be made to the design as endorsed by Council, which can be viewed in section 2.14 in the Council Report. It is anticipated construction will commence this financial year (2020-2021).

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council Report with attachments (Council Meeting - Notice, Agenda & Reports - 8 December 2020 - pages 66-425)

Council minutes - 8 December 2020

Background

We are seeking community feedback about proposed upgrades for Edinburgh Reserve in Modbury, which involves the renewal of the existing playground to an inclusive playspace.

An inclusive playspace provides a range of opportunities for varying levels of play, risk and challenge for all ages and abilities, encourages inter-generational play and allows side by side shared and independent play opportunities.

The concept design seeks to provide the opportunity for all members of the community to rediscover and reconnect with the Dry Creek Corridor. The concept design builds on the existing natural features along the creek, including the existing wetlands, biodiversity areas and existing shade trees, to create different play experiences and zones along the length of the reserve:

  1. A bio-filtration garden which includes an informal pathway with climbing rocks, sandpit and water play, rock steppers and carved totem sculptures
  2. A formalised playspace which includes all ability exercise equipment, quiet play zone, swings, all accessible spinner, climbing structure and trampoline with rubber surface and picnic facilities
  3. Nature Play and Discovery area which includes small carved animals and fairy doors, nature play elements (low balancing logs, timber steppers etc), table and seating

Other upgrades proposed for Edinburgh Reserve include:

  • A small car park and indented parking along Edinburgh Road
  • Improved connections across Montague Road and from Victoria Drive to Elcombe Crescent
  • Provision for the installation of future shade structure/s
  • Toilets suitable for use by people with complex disabilities and their carers

The development of a concept design for Edinburgh Reserve is part of the Dry Creek Corridor Master Plan which Council endorsed in March 2020 and follows consultation we conducted in October 2019 where we asked the community for their ideas about the Council-owned reserves along this corridor.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playspace Draft Concept

An Easy Read version of the draft Edinburgh Inclusive Playspace concept design is also available

To get involved:

  • Register here (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

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about Edinburgh Reserve.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Victoria Masterman on 8397 7444 or email community.engagement@cttg.sa.gov.au


Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, a total of 118 feedback form responses were received regarding this proposal. As an overall summary, 70% (83 people) indicated they were in support, 29% 34 people) were opposed and 1% (1 person) was neutral. Three written submissions were also received about this proposal, as well as additional email feedback.

At its meeting on Tuesday 8 December 2020, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to proceed with the upgrades and inclusive playspace, instructing staff to progress the project to the final stages of detailed design and delivery.

Additionally at the same Council meeting, Council made the decision to apply for a Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program grant to allocate $200,000 for an upgrade to the Edinburgh Road and Montague Road junction.

Minor changes will be made to the design as endorsed by Council, which can be viewed in section 2.14 in the Council Report. It is anticipated construction will commence this financial year (2020-2021).

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council Report with attachments (Council Meeting - Notice, Agenda & Reports - 8 December 2020 - pages 66-425)

Council minutes - 8 December 2020

Background

We are seeking community feedback about proposed upgrades for Edinburgh Reserve in Modbury, which involves the renewal of the existing playground to an inclusive playspace.

An inclusive playspace provides a range of opportunities for varying levels of play, risk and challenge for all ages and abilities, encourages inter-generational play and allows side by side shared and independent play opportunities.

The concept design seeks to provide the opportunity for all members of the community to rediscover and reconnect with the Dry Creek Corridor. The concept design builds on the existing natural features along the creek, including the existing wetlands, biodiversity areas and existing shade trees, to create different play experiences and zones along the length of the reserve:

  1. A bio-filtration garden which includes an informal pathway with climbing rocks, sandpit and water play, rock steppers and carved totem sculptures
  2. A formalised playspace which includes all ability exercise equipment, quiet play zone, swings, all accessible spinner, climbing structure and trampoline with rubber surface and picnic facilities
  3. Nature Play and Discovery area which includes small carved animals and fairy doors, nature play elements (low balancing logs, timber steppers etc), table and seating

Other upgrades proposed for Edinburgh Reserve include:

  • A small car park and indented parking along Edinburgh Road
  • Improved connections across Montague Road and from Victoria Drive to Elcombe Crescent
  • Provision for the installation of future shade structure/s
  • Toilets suitable for use by people with complex disabilities and their carers

The development of a concept design for Edinburgh Reserve is part of the Dry Creek Corridor Master Plan which Council endorsed in March 2020 and follows consultation we conducted in October 2019 where we asked the community for their ideas about the Council-owned reserves along this corridor.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playspace Draft Concept

An Easy Read version of the draft Edinburgh Inclusive Playspace concept design is also available

To get involved:

  • Register here (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

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about Edinburgh Reserve.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Victoria Masterman on 8397 7444 or email community.engagement@cttg.sa.gov.au


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