From December 2021 to mid February 2022, we gathered feedback from the community, original playground founders and disability sector experts to help develop the draft concept design. In July 2022, we went back to our community to share the draft concept design and asked for feedback on its key features.
We are renewing Hays Paddock Playground in Kew East due to its age and condition. Consultation to inform the renewal has closed. You can find updates about this project on our Hays Paddock Playground renewal project page.
We asked our community for feedback to help guide the renewal of the playground. We received over 260 responses from community members (including children) over 2 stages of consultation. We also received feedback from leaders and experts in the disability sector. Thank you to everyone who shared their views.
Our final concept design
Based on our community’s feedback, the final concept design includes some changes from the draft concept design.
The final concept design keeps the billabong theme, and the timber look and feel our community told us was important to them.
You can view all of the features of the final concept design by using the hotspots on the map below.
Some images in these hotspots are examples only and subject to change. All equipment and surface treatments shown are subject to final budget review.
Timber play structure
The timber play structure provides accessible play at an elevated level as well as under the structure. Different play elements meet the needs of users with all abilities.
You can view features of the timber play structure by using the hotspots on the map below.
Sand play area
The sand play area is shaded and designed to meet the needs of all abilities. You can view the features of the sand play area by using the hotspots on the map below. You can also view the artist's impression of the sand play area below.