Let's All Play

Consultation Overview

The community was invited to help shape our new Let’s All Play Strategy from 1-28 February 2019. Our new plan will focus on inclusive well-designed, diverse and high value outdoor play spaces to attract and capture people of all ages and abilities.

The community informed us about their experiences of play, the kind of outdoor spaces they play in now and the places where they want to play in the future.

Recent Achievements

Over the past 10 years Council has invested over $6 million in outdoor play equipment, including:
> 32 playground renewals
> 6 new playgrounds to meet population growth and density
> 1 outdoor fitness centre
> Improvements to Five Dock Skate Park

These successful projects were based on innovative design, community engagement and shifting community needs, while also minimising maintenance burden.

The City of Canada Bay’s playground achievements have been recognised through award programs such as the Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards, IPWEA Awards, Parks and Leisure Australia Awards and World Leisure Organisation Awards.

Let’s All Play – An opportunity for you to shape the future of our outdoor play spaces

The City of Canada Bay continues to attract new residents, with population expected to grow by 29 per cent to 113,560 residents in 2031. The largest growth will be in the over 65 years old age group (54 per cent growth representing 18 per cent of the community) and children aged 5-14 years old (37 per cent growth representing 11 per cent of the community).

The Let’s All Play Strategy will broaden outdoor play space planning to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, responding to changing demographics and increases in population density.

To ensure a robust strategy, the City of Canada Bay is encouraged all residents to contribute their ideas and aspirations for inclusive and innovative outdoor play spaces.

Consultation Opportunities

Consultation opportunities included:
Online 24/7
  • Completing the online survey for your chance to win one of three $150 local dining vouchers. The competition draw was undertaken on Monday, 4 March 10.30am. Congratulations to the winners: Mana.S - Russell Lea, Lynda.W - Drummoyne and Maryann.W - Concord West.
  • Post and vote on ideas
  • Youth Competition
Community Events Undertaken
Sunday, 3 February 2:30pm - 4pm: Drop-in session at the Bay Run, Rodd Park
While enjoying the Bay Run you can drop in, share your ideas and receive a complimentary lip balm.

Friday, 15 February 4-6pm: 5 Senses Garden grand opening, Rhodes Park
Come along, explore the garden and join us for some music and light refreshments.

Sunday, 17 February 9:30am-12:30pm: Let’s All Play Community Day at St Luke’s Oval North
Join Mayor Angelo Tsirekas for a morning of fun activities, discussions on play spaces and a complimentary bacon and egg roll and beverage for the first 150 visitors.

Pre-schoolers Exploratory Workshops
These workshops were designed to collaborate with young children on their ideas and aspirations for park play.
  • Thursday, 14 February 10.30-11.15am at The Connection
  • Tuesday, 19 February 10.30 – 11.15am at Concord Library
  • Wednesday, 20 February 10.30 – 11.15am at Five Dock Library
Stakeholder Focus Groups
Bespoke stakeholder focus groups were undertaken on 21 and 27 February 2019.

Upcoming Event

This annual family day features spectacular performances from local entertainers, over 80 stalls and outdoor entertainment for the whole family.

Please email parksupgrade@canadabay.nsw.gov.au if you wish to attend or for further information on this project.