Angus Neill Reserve is located on The Esplanade in Seacliff. The existing play space came up for renewal in Council's Asset Management System in the 2017-2018 Annual Business Plan. Council staff saw this as a great opportunity to review this space, with a focus of best practice design principles, integrating nature play elements as a key design principle and the desires and needs of our community. It was decided to create a nature play space on site due to the research around the benefits of natural playspaces and the natural setting in which the play space is located.
Council staff met with students from Seacliff and St Teresa’s Primary Schools to speak to the experts about what makes a great place to play and visit with friends and family. A Community Engagement Day was held on site, as well as an online engagement survey. All of the great ideas submitted were pulled together in an Engagement Report given to our consultants, Peter Semple Landscape Architects and Climbing Tree Creations, to create the exciting new concept plan for the play space.
The upgrades to Angus Neill Reserve Playspace will transform a well utilised space with basic play equipment and amenities into a destination reserve with opportunities for a multitude of ages and abilities. Angus Neill Reserve will become a place for families and friends to visit for hours at a time and for children to engage in a range of play and development opportunities.
Council has been very lucky to receive funding for this project through the State Government Fund My Neighbourhood initiative in partnership with the Rotary Club of Somerton Park.
Construction of the new playspace will be performed by Elton Landscapes
- Construction of Stage 1 of the playspace will occur from 14 May to 30 June 2018
- Construction of Stage 2 of the playspace is planned to occur from 30 June to 15 July 2018 (subject to finalisation of the 2018/2019 Capital Budget).
During the above dates the playspace will be out of action for use. Our contractors, Elton Landscapes, will be erecting a compound in the northern carpark. This compound will be set up for the duration of the playspace construction.
For more information please contact Council’s Youth and Recreation Officer on 8229 9999 or at email@example.com.