Portland Inclusive Playspace

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Portland All Abilities Play Space

Community Engagement Outcomes

During 2016, the local community submitted a petition supporting the development of an inclusive Playspace and the momentum and support has snowballed ever since.

Extensive community consultation has resulted in the development of a Playspace Concept Plan for the Portland All Abilities Playground.

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 concept plan was revised following this feedback and a second consultation phase occurred in October 2017, seeking further community input to ensure that the proposed facility will meet the community needs and desires

An updated concept plan is provided in the document library.

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 feedback from the second public consultation session was presented to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting in February. At this meeting Council resolved to undertake some minor alterations to the concept plan based on the feedback provided and to finalise the design for the Inclusive Playground to enable construction to commence in 2018 should the funding application be successful.


Portland All Abilities Play Space

Community Engagement Outcomes

During 2016, the local community submitted a petition supporting the development of an inclusive Playspace and the momentum and support has snowballed ever since.

Extensive community consultation has resulted in the development of a Playspace Concept Plan for the Portland All Abilities Playground.

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 concept plan was revised following this feedback and a second consultation phase occurred in October 2017, seeking further community input to ensure that the proposed facility will meet the community needs and desires

An updated concept plan is provided in the document library.

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 feedback from the second public consultation session was presented to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting in February. At this meeting Council resolved to undertake some minor alterations to the concept plan based on the feedback provided and to finalise the design for the Inclusive Playground to enable construction to commence in 2018 should the funding application be successful.