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We want to make sure we are creating high quality fully inclusive playspaces and recreational facilities for all children to experience the joy and benefits of play.

That’s why we're partnering with the Touched by Olivia Foundation to deliver five inclusive playspaces across the Inner West. The second of these is at Richard Murden Reserve.

We want to co-design this playspace with everyone that will use it. Parents, grandparents, carers, local residents and the real play experts - children and young people.

We'll be working with local schools and service providers to gather ideas, and we need you to spread the word too.

In May 2022 Council committed to establishing an inclusive playspace in every Inner West ward.

A location study was completed by the Touched by Olivia Foundation to identify suitable locations across the LGA.

Richard Murden Reserve play space was confirmed as the second inclusive playspace to be delivered over a four-year program.

Ensuring that people of all abilities, ages and cultural backgrounds can access and enjoy our play spaces is important to us and is always front of mind. This play space upgrade will follow the principles set out in the NSW Government's "Everyone Can Play" guide.

It's important to note that while inclusive play spaces can't provide every experience for everyone, we aim to provide play spaces with something that each person can access and enjoy.

Additional guidelines the design will comply with include:

Council has already committed to a few important changes to the playspace area:

  • A fence to the play space
  • Renovation of the amenities building to improve accessibility

What's in scope

  • Types of play experience/equipment
  • Shade sails
  • New bubblers
  • New paths
  • Seating - reused or new
  • BBQs - reused or new
  • New landscaping
  • New surfacing e.g rubber, mulch, sand
  • Fencing
  • Toilet upgrades

What's out of scope

  • Playspace location
  • Timing and budget for construction

The first of the inclusive design is at King George Park and you can read about the project here.

Other ways to provide feedback

  • Email
  • Mail to PO BOX 14 Petersham, NSW, 2049

We are also committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you.

If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via these free community services.

You will need to provide the project lead's phone number: 02 9392 5743

What happens next?

All feedback received will be reviewed and help inform the design of the new place space. All those who provided their email address during the consultation, will be kept up to date with the project.

We acknowledge that this land area traditionally belonged to the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation.

Contact customer service on:

9392 5000

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