Sydney’s first inclusive play space opens in Lane
Council recently opened the first stage of Mindarie
Park which features an inclusive play space as part of the NSW Government’s
Everyone Can Play program. Located on the corner of Mindarie Street and Kullah
Parade the fenced playspace includes a range of swings, natural-looking play
materials and equipment that is suitable for people of all abilities to enjoy.
Also on-site are new BBQ facilities, toilets and Seniors fitness equipment.
The project was made possible following $1million in
funding from the NSW Department of Planning and a further $800,000 in Council
contributions. The next stage involves installation of a multi-court,
additional play area and a large grassed area suitable for informal games and
relaxation. The works will be completed in 2020 resulting in 6,300m2 of open
space for residents living in the Lane Cove North area.
- December 2018
Locals will have noticed a range of activities taking place on-site at Mindarie Park including:
- installation of sandstone block retaining walls
- new footpaths inside and outside the park area
- new play equipment installed along with the first stage of soft fall
- installation of a new toilet block
Early in the new year the final stage of the soft fall will be installed along with other park infrastructure. Associated landscaping will also take place prior to the playground being open by the end of Summer 2019.
Works will still continue throughout 2019 on the rest of the park area.
Image: Example of equipment for installation in an inclusive playspace in Mindarie Park
Latest Update - 8 August 2018
This week Council will begin the first stage of the new Mindarie Park which will provide 6,300 square metres of open space in Lane Cove North bounded by Pinaroo Place, Mindarie Street and Kullah Parade.
Following a funding announcement by the NSW Government (see below), a new inclusive playspace will be built on the corner of Mindarie Street and Kullah Parade as the first stage of the larger park.
The initial site preparation works for the play area will include:
- Removal of existing play equipment
- Demolition of tennis wall
- Installation of tree protection measures
- Installation of natural sandstone block retaining wall
- Preliminary grading works
These initial preparation works are expected to take 3 – 4 weeks to complete, weather permitting. Over the coming months additional on-site works will be undertaken to prepare to install the new playground in time for use at the end of Summer 2019. During this time you may wish to explore other playgrounds in Lane Cove, including Tantallon Oval.
For the latest information on the project please refer to on-site signage or refer back to this website.
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28 June 2018 - Mindarie Million-Dollar Funding Announcement
Lane Cove Council is thrilled with the NSW Government's announcement of funding for the Mindarie Park Inclusive Playspace this week.
$1 million of additional funding has been provided to the Council project thanks to the Accelerated Open Space and Parklands Program implemented by the Office of Open Space and Parklands.
The new inclusive playspace will align with the Everyone Can Play in NSW guidelines to cater for all people, including disabled and able-bodied children and their Carers.
The funding announced by the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning and Housing, means Council can get underway with the first stage of this exciting park in Lane Cove North sooner than anticipated.
The commencement of playground works in Spring will signal the first step in bringing the 6,300 square metres of recreational space in Lane Cove North to life.
Construction is expected to start this Spring with completion of this particular aspect of the park scheduled to be completed by the end of Summer 2019.
Council's 2018/19 budget includes a further $3 million to deliver the remaining aspects of the Mindarie Park open space project.
The Mindarie Park Inclusive Playspace is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Lane Cove Council.