Playground Upgrade - Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens

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Consultation has concluded

Council is planning to upgrade this playground and would appreciate feedback on what features you might like to see installed.

The opportunity

Council's Playground Strategy has prioritised a number of playgrounds within our City for upgrades in the 2018/19 financial year, including the playground in Fergusson Square.

About the playground

Fergusson Square is located in Toorak Gardens and features a formal landscape with lawns, trees and rose gardens. The playground currently consists of a double swing set, two rockers and a play unit with items including a fireman's pole, tube climber, interactive panels, bridges, a curved slide and a bannister slide.

This Playground Strategy identifies that this playground is for use by children in the 3-6 years age group.

Potential features

Council seeks your opinion on the features you would like to have in an upgraded playground in this space. These may include items like equipment for:

  • swinging
  • rocking
  • sliding
  • spinning
  • climbing
  • balancing
  • interactive elements
  • natural elements

Your responses to this survey will be used to help design a new and improved play space for this beautiful location.

Feedback requested

Please complete the survey online at engage.burnside prior to 5 pm Friday 15 June 2018.

When will works begin?

The results of this survey will be reviewed and incorporated, where possible, into a landscape design for this play space. The results of the consultation, proposed design and construction time frame will be communicated to local residents before installation work commences.

For more information

For more information contact Claire Bottrall, Council's Landscape Architect, on 8366 4200 or via email at cbottrall@burnside.sa.gov.au

Council is planning to upgrade this playground and would appreciate feedback on what features you might like to see installed.

The opportunity

Council's Playground Strategy has prioritised a number of playgrounds within our City for upgrades in the 2018/19 financial year, including the playground in Fergusson Square.

About the playground

Fergusson Square is located in Toorak Gardens and features a formal landscape with lawns, trees and rose gardens. The playground currently consists of a double swing set, two rockers and a play unit with items including a fireman's pole, tube climber, interactive panels, bridges, a curved slide and a bannister slide.

This Playground Strategy identifies that this playground is for use by children in the 3-6 years age group.

Potential features

Council seeks your opinion on the features you would like to have in an upgraded playground in this space. These may include items like equipment for:

  • swinging
  • rocking
  • sliding
  • spinning
  • climbing
  • balancing
  • interactive elements
  • natural elements

Your responses to this survey will be used to help design a new and improved play space for this beautiful location.

Feedback requested

Please complete the survey online at engage.burnside prior to 5 pm Friday 15 June 2018.

When will works begin?

The results of this survey will be reviewed and incorporated, where possible, into a landscape design for this play space. The results of the consultation, proposed design and construction time frame will be communicated to local residents before installation work commences.

For more information

For more information contact Claire Bottrall, Council's Landscape Architect, on 8366 4200 or via email at cbottrall@burnside.sa.gov.au

Consultation has concluded
  • Update

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    05 October, 2018
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    Council consulted with the local community in 2018 regarding the Fergusson Square playground and now wishes to advise of the outcome.

    Consultation feedback

    Council consulted 194 properties mid last year regarding the long term planning of this playground, seeking input from the local community on the features to be installed.

    The responses received have guided Council on the design for the redevelopment of the playground located in Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens.

    Playground features

    The play features which will be installed include:

    • Climbing frame
    • Swing
    • Cubby house with slide
    • Trampoline.

    The size of the playground will be similar to the existing, as requested by respondents through the community consultation process. A concept plan for the playground is below.

    The playground will be moved slightly from its original position in order to protect tree roots and to ensure the branches of the existing tree does not encroach on equipment.

    A pathway has been designed to provide easy access to all elements of the playground to make it more inclusive of all abilities.

    What happens next?

    Preliminary works are scheduled to start on Monday 6 May and are expected to be completed by Friday 28 June 2019.

    Construction hours will be Monday to Friday between 7 am and 5 pm.

    For more information

    If you wish to discuss this result further please contact Council's Landscape Architect, Claire Bottrall by telephone on 8366 4200 or by email cbottrall@burnside.sa.gov.au

    Please see the plan of the proposed playground below. Please note; this design is a concept only. The colour of the equipment and rubber softfall will use a palette of greens, browns and greys.