Project updates

Project details

We are upgrading several playgrounds across the Inner West as part of an annual renewal and upgrade program. We intend to renew ageing park equipment and improve play experiences, ensuring that the playgrounds meet your needs.

Watch a short presentation about the project where we discuss key considerations for the upgrades, what you can influence, as well as opportunities and considerations for each playground.

View the presentation slides and download the transcript.

This financial year, we are spending $996k to upgrade seven playgrounds across three Council wards. The proposed playgrounds are:

  • King George Park, Rozelle
  • Mort Bay Park, Birchgrove
  • Lion St Playground, Croydon
  • Rose St Playground, Ashfield
  • John Paton Reserve, Summer Hill
  • Rowe Playground, Dulwich Hill
  • Kendrick Park, Tempe

The King George Park playground upgrade will be guided by the King George Park Plan of Management, which has recently opened for community consultation. The Plan of Management is currently under review and waiting for Council adoption.

What is included in these upgrades?
  • Play equipment
  • Nature play
  • Imaginative play
  • Softfall (eg. rubber, mulch)
  • Landscaping
  • Sensory play
What's not part of the current upgrades:
  • Lighting
  • Shade (in scope for King George Park only)
  • Footpaths
  • Fencing
  • Bubblers
  • Bike racks
  • Bins
  • Seating/tables

Have your say

We are interested in what makes each of these playgrounds special to you! What do you like about the existing playgrounds and what are the most important upgrades we should consider?

View the locations of the playgrounds and complete the feedback form to tell us your thoughts on the proposals. You can comment on as many playgrounds as you like.

  • Complete the feedback form to help us understand your vision for a renewed playground
  • Contact Sandra Chin on 02 9392 5007 or email if you would like us to send you a paper feedback form.
  • To receive information or provide feedback in another format, call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via free community services. You will need to provide Inner West Council's phone number 02 9392 5007.

    • For a free interpreter service call us via TIS national on 131 450
    • If you have a hearing or speech impairment contact us via the National Relay Service:
      • Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
      • TTY number: 133 677
      • SMS Relay number: 0423 677 767

    Final day for comment is Sunday, 12 December 2021.

    What happens next?

    The project team will use your feedback and other information to develop the final playground designs. Everyone who provides feedback will be updated via email and on this project page.

    Annual playground upgrade 2021

    The survey has concluded.