We are renewing the playground at Kate Campbell Reserve in Kew due to its age and condition. 


Upgrades to the car park and a small section of the road opposite the playground on Kellett Grove started in late January 2024. These works are complete and vehicles can now access the area. 

Construction of the playground will start from Thursday 4 April 2024. We expect to complete construction of the playground by late June 2024 (subject to weather conditions). 

Expected impacts

During construction, the playground and parking area opposite the playground on Kellett Grove will be closed. 

Pedestrian access to all other areas of Kate Campbell Reserve will remain open. This includes the:

  • adjacent open spaces
  • walking routes and pathways.

Community consultation

We invited our community to share their feedback on our draft design for the new playground.  
You can find out what our community told us, how their feedback shaped the final design, and view the final design on our Kate Campbell Reserve playground consultation page

About the project

The new playground design will:

  • improve accessibility
  • complement the surrounding reserve
  • ensure the play equipment meets the needs of families both now and into the future. 

Key features of the upgrade include: 

  • accessible pathways in and around the playground 
  • a new play unit with a cubby house
  • an accessible basket swing
  • toddler and child swings
  • a seating area next to the swings 
  • upgraded picnic furniture 
  • park benches overlooking the playground.

Changes to car parking 

Council is committed to constructing a car park in Kellett Grove that complies with Australian Standards and ensures protection of the existing trees during and post-construction. Given the close proximity of trees to the car park, adjustments to the existing parking arrangements have been made to ensure minimising risk to the trees. 

The renewed car park provides 5 line-marked parking spaces, including one dedicated accessible parking space. 


     WhenStageProgress update
May 2022 Draft design shared with the community   We shared the draft design for the new playground and asked for the community’s feedback.
Mid-2022 Changes to the draft designWe made changes to the draft design based on feedback from our community.
Late-2022 Final design released We shared the final design for the new playground.
Late-January 2024Stage 1 construction starts  We upgraded the road and car park along Kellett Grove. 
Mid-March 2024  Stage 1 construction ends

The finished works include:

  • new asphalt road surface along Kellett Grove
  • line markings on 5 parking bays, including an accessible parking bay. 
Early-April 2024Stage 2 construction startsThe new playground design will create more accessible play opportunities for children and complement the surrounding reserve.
Late-June 2024Construction complete Construction of the new playground is expected to be completed.

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