Portland Inclusive Playspace

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Portland Inclusive Playspace

Community Engagement Outcomes

The purpose of the consultation is to support the development of a Playspace Concept Plan and future funding for the Portland Inclusive Playspace. During 2016, the local community submitted a petition supporting the development of an inclusive Playspace and the momentum and support has snowballed ever since.

The consultation encouraged creative ideas and constructive discussion from stakeholders, community groups and children. The methods used allowed for open responses, receiving a broad range of comments, ideas and suggestions.

Justin Staggard was appointed to design the Concept Plan for the inclusive Playspace based on the input from the community consultation sessions and discussions with the key stakeholders.

The updated concept plan is provided in the document library, and council is seeking further community input to ensure that the proposed facilty will meet the community needs and desires

Key aspects of the concept plan include

  • A contained and safe environment containing immersive and unique playground experiences suitable for a wide range of abilities.

  • Inclusion of sensory sand and water play components

  • A combination of sheltered and grassland for picnics and BBQs

  • A themed walking experiences throughout the playground

  • Close proximity to accessible toilets

  • Accessible travel options to a range of access points

Where to from here?

  • The ‘Draft Portland inclusive Playspace Concept Plan’ is now available for community comment, via online submissions and through information sessions. Please see ‘How can I get involved’ for information on information sessions and how you can provide feedback on the Draft Concept Plan.

Community Action Group

  • Council is looking to establish a Playspace Community Action Group, with community representatives working with Council to assist with the delivery of This concept plan. If you have an intestest in steering this projects through to completion then Council wants to hear from you!

  • Further information and expression of interest (EOI) form is available in the document library. EOI’s will be accepted up to the the end of October.


Portland Inclusive Playspace

Community Engagement Outcomes

The purpose of the consultation is to support the development of a Playspace Concept Plan and future funding for the Portland Inclusive Playspace. During 2016, the local community submitted a petition supporting the development of an inclusive Playspace and the momentum and support has snowballed ever since.

The consultation encouraged creative ideas and constructive discussion from stakeholders, community groups and children. The methods used allowed for open responses, receiving a broad range of comments, ideas and suggestions.

Justin Staggard was appointed to design the Concept Plan for the inclusive Playspace based on the input from the community consultation sessions and discussions with the key stakeholders.

The updated concept plan is provided in the document library, and council is seeking further community input to ensure that the proposed facilty will meet the community needs and desires

Key aspects of the concept plan include

  • A contained and safe environment containing immersive and unique playground experiences suitable for a wide range of abilities.

  • Inclusion of sensory sand and water play components

  • A combination of sheltered and grassland for picnics and BBQs

  • A themed walking experiences throughout the playground

  • Close proximity to accessible toilets

  • Accessible travel options to a range of access points

Where to from here?

  • The ‘Draft Portland inclusive Playspace Concept Plan’ is now available for community comment, via online submissions and through information sessions. Please see ‘How can I get involved’ for information on information sessions and how you can provide feedback on the Draft Concept Plan.

Community Action Group

  • Council is looking to establish a Playspace Community Action Group, with community representatives working with Council to assist with the delivery of This concept plan. If you have an intestest in steering this projects through to completion then Council wants to hear from you!

  • Further information and expression of interest (EOI) form is available in the document library. EOI’s will be accepted up to the the end of October.