Outlook Avenue Playground Project - Outlook Avenue & Glen Road, Emu Heights

December 2019 UPDATE

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our online survey and/or attending our onsite park visit during November.

Council is excited to have the community involved in developing designs to upgrade Outlook Avenue and Glen Road, Emu Heights.

Since we received your ideas last month, our Landscape Architect design team have been developing a number of concept designs incorporating the valuable feedback received from the park visit and online surveys. We now have a concept design available for you to review and provide feedback on.

Some important things to note regarding the park upgrade final designs:

  • We have a limited budget to complete the park improvements, however we aim to incorporate everyone’s ideas and interests within the available funding.
  • During the consultation we asked questions such as ranking importance of elements throughout the park and using the dot-mocracy to vote for your preferred playground items. The results of the survey and dot-mocracy have been counted and considered and are reflected within the final concept designs.

How can you make final comments on designs?

You can provide your comments via email play@penrith.city or through commenting on the designs below

Please ensure all feedback is received by 5pm 5th January 2020.

Next Steps:

Council will develop detailed designs and these will then be prepared to tender for a construction contractor to carry out park upgrade. Council still intends on the works commencing in April.

To keep informed of project progress and when the park will be closed for construction please follow this page.

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Background

Penrith City Council has 148 play grounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our play grounds and is carrying out an asset renewal program. Outlook Avenue Playground is over 20 years old and now no longer meets the needs of the community. Council is seeking community input to help us deliver the best result for the community.

What is possible in the upgrades?

  • new location within reserve
  • new play equipment
  • playground surface upgrade
  • new seating
  • new landscaping
  • new planting and shade options
  • pathways

What is not possible in the upgrades?

  • new fencing and toilets
  • water playground or splash pad

How are works being funded?

The parks have been selected based on their condition so are due for renewal (they are at the end of their useful life) Playgrounds are funded through the parks Asset Renewal Program.

Access to parks during upgrades?

During construction the playground equipment and surrounding area will be closed with fencing installed around the spaces unavailable for play. During this time, why not try some of our other parks? You can view a map and list of our parks at https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/playgrounds

What if my local playground isn’t on this list but needs improvements?

Over the next 5 years we will upgrade more than 25 local playgrounds across the Penrith City Council area.

There is a good chance that if your park is looking tired and requiring improvement, it could be next in line for Parks Asset Renewal funding in the coming year(s).

What else is happening in the area?

  • Regatta Park Upgrade will see a $24 million upgrade delivered by 2022. This project is co-funded by the NSW and Australian Governments and will deliver enhanced event and festival areas, picnic spaces, river terraces, a regional playground for children and potential future dining precinct with expansive river views. Keep updated by visiting ‘Our River Project’ https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/waste-environment/environment/our-river-project
  • Brian King Park, Oxley Park; as part of this year’s Mayoral Challenge Year 5 students from Oxley Park Public School worked with Council staff to plan how they could improve the space for their local community.

Stay updated:

  • Council contact: Community Facilities and Recreation Team.
  • Facebook: Penrith City Council page for updates

December 2019 UPDATE

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our online survey and/or attending our onsite park visit during November.

Council is excited to have the community involved in developing designs to upgrade Outlook Avenue and Glen Road, Emu Heights.

Since we received your ideas last month, our Landscape Architect design team have been developing a number of concept designs incorporating the valuable feedback received from the park visit and online surveys. We now have a concept design available for you to review and provide feedback on.

Some important things to note regarding the park upgrade final designs:

  • We have a limited budget to complete the park improvements, however we aim to incorporate everyone’s ideas and interests within the available funding.
  • During the consultation we asked questions such as ranking importance of elements throughout the park and using the dot-mocracy to vote for your preferred playground items. The results of the survey and dot-mocracy have been counted and considered and are reflected within the final concept designs.

How can you make final comments on designs?

You can provide your comments via email play@penrith.city or through commenting on the designs below

Please ensure all feedback is received by 5pm 5th January 2020.

Next Steps:

Council will develop detailed designs and these will then be prepared to tender for a construction contractor to carry out park upgrade. Council still intends on the works commencing in April.

To keep informed of project progress and when the park will be closed for construction please follow this page.

***

Background

Penrith City Council has 148 play grounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our play grounds and is carrying out an asset renewal program. Outlook Avenue Playground is over 20 years old and now no longer meets the needs of the community. Council is seeking community input to help us deliver the best result for the community.

What is possible in the upgrades?

  • new location within reserve
  • new play equipment
  • playground surface upgrade
  • new seating
  • new landscaping
  • new planting and shade options
  • pathways

What is not possible in the upgrades?

  • new fencing and toilets
  • water playground or splash pad

How are works being funded?

The parks have been selected based on their condition so are due for renewal (they are at the end of their useful life) Playgrounds are funded through the parks Asset Renewal Program.

Access to parks during upgrades?

During construction the playground equipment and surrounding area will be closed with fencing installed around the spaces unavailable for play. During this time, why not try some of our other parks? You can view a map and list of our parks at https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/playgrounds

What if my local playground isn’t on this list but needs improvements?

Over the next 5 years we will upgrade more than 25 local playgrounds across the Penrith City Council area.

There is a good chance that if your park is looking tired and requiring improvement, it could be next in line for Parks Asset Renewal funding in the coming year(s).

What else is happening in the area?

  • Regatta Park Upgrade will see a $24 million upgrade delivered by 2022. This project is co-funded by the NSW and Australian Governments and will deliver enhanced event and festival areas, picnic spaces, river terraces, a regional playground for children and potential future dining precinct with expansive river views. Keep updated by visiting ‘Our River Project’ https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/waste-environment/environment/our-river-project
  • Brian King Park, Oxley Park; as part of this year’s Mayoral Challenge Year 5 students from Oxley Park Public School worked with Council staff to plan how they could improve the space for their local community.

Stay updated:

  • Council contact: Community Facilities and Recreation Team.
  • Facebook: Penrith City Council page for updates
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council have developed final concept designs of the park, based on community feedback received in November 2019. 

    Please take the time to review the designs and provide any comments below.

    Following receiving your comments, the feedback will be considered and where appropriate incorporated into the detailed designs. Detailed designs will be prepared during January, anticipating construction commences in March/April. 

    Council have developed final concept designs of the park, based on community feedback received in November 2019. 

    Please take the time to review the designs and provide any comments below.

    Following receiving your comments, the feedback will be considered and where appropriate incorporated into the detailed designs. Detailed designs will be prepared during January, anticipating construction commences in March/April. 

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