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As part of the Victoria Park Concept Master Plan, we are planning to upgrade the northern playgrounds at Victoria Park in Kew to a new regional playground.

Status

We are reviewing the feedback from our recent community consultation.

Community consultation

In November 2019 we held a community consultation seeking ideas to help inform the new playground’s design. We received over 220 responses.

After reviewing the feedback, we have developed a draft concept design which includes the community’s most popular themes.

Community feedback

According to the feedback, the most popular play equipment includes:

  • challenging climbing
  • flying fox
  • trampolines
  • rope traverse/bridge.

The most popular sensory play opportunities are:

  • water play
  • balancing logs and boulders
  • sand pit.

The most popular active play opportunities are:

  • parkour/bouldering
  • family friendly learn to scoot/skate area
  • fitness equipment.

Other important community feedback includes:

  • "Would love new versions of existing equipment, including the hill slide."
  • "Shade and toilet facilities are very important."
  • "Keep the bluestone embankment, it is an iconic feature."
  • "Not supportive of an Alice in Wonderland theme."

Next steps

We want to know whether you think the draft concept design meets the themes expressed in last year's community consultation, and your thoughts on the design overall. 

The consultation closed on Sunday 12 July 2020 and we are reviewing the feedback.

About the project

Various improvements have recently been made at Victoria Park. We are now working on the next stage, involving upgrading the northern playgrounds to a new regional playground. 

The new playground will be a space where locals and visitors can bring the family, spend some time and have fun. The project will enhance park amenities, improve accessibility and create a place for the community to enjoy.

Victoria Park playground

One of the Victoria Park playgrounds (prior to upgrade).

Timeline

When Stage Progress update
November 2019 Initial community consultation We asked the community for their ideas to help inform the draft concept design.
23 November 2019 Onsite consultation event including fun family activities  
June-July 2020 Community consultation to provide feedback on draft concept design The consultation closed on Sunday 12 July 2020.
Late-2020 Final concept design developed and available for public view  
Mid-2021 Works to commence  

More information

For more information contact Council’s Landscape and Design Team on 9278 4060 or [email protected].

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