Long term strategy for public play spaces

Published on 17 May 2017

Nillumbik Shire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on The Lifetime Play Strategy, which provides a framework for the long term re-imagining of public play spaces across the Shire.
The strategy focuses on providing a diverse range of accessible, attractive and challenging play spaces, which will offer experiences for all ages and abilities, within a natural setting in urban areas. With the primary focus on children’s play from 0-14 years old, the strategy also considers offering opportunities for adults.

“Nillumbik residents use parks and public spaces for different reasons and at different times of the day, from mothers, to grandparents, toddlers, young people playing sport or hanging out, or workers having their lunch break,” said Councillor Jane Ashton.

“This strategy looks at our public play spaces and re-interprets them so we are able to create spaces across the Shire that caters for the diverse people that live in our community.”
The strategy was developed after a successful community engagement process and is informed by current best practices. Council has identified the need to assess and upgrade existing spaces and the potential to create future spaces. 
“We have a vision to be Australia’s most liveable shire, and creating public spaces that encourage connecting in our communities in safe and healthy environments is part of that.”