Fred Hutley Reserve Playground Upgrade

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In accordance with Council’s Playgrounds Plan of Management and Playgrounds Methodology, the existing Fred Hutley Reserve Playground, in Hamilton Ave, Cammeray is scheduled for upgrade. This project is funded by the approved Special Rate Variation and due for completion by 30 June 2022.

The playground was last upgraded in 1999. The existing playground fits comfortably into the corner of the Reserve, with stroller access from Palmer Street. It is surrounded by a low timber retaining wall which functions as both as the playground edge and informal seating. Behind this wall, landscaped mounds create a physical barrier between children and the street and soften and screen the playground, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere with a range of equipment including a triple embankment slide, spinning poles, traditional roundabout, cable climb structure and swings.

The existing playground has been very well-used, and is well-loved, so the proposed refurbishment will retain some of the existing elements. It aims to increase safety, functionality and accessibility and where space permits, some new play elements will be added.

Project Objectives

To create a refurbished and expanded playground that:

  • retains the existing leafy, garden character of the playground
  • provides a variety of play equipment for a range of ages and abilities, including inclusive play opportunities
  • provides a pleasant environment for parents and carers with an adequate amount of seating positioned to facilitate easy supervision; and
  • provides maximum play value by offering many different types of activities (spinning, swinging, climbing, sliding, bouncing, balancing, climbing etc).

Two design concepts have been prepared to suit the available budget. Council is calling for your feedback as to the preferred design. Refer to the Options Comparison and Concept Plans in the Document Library before providing feedback.

Note: this project does not include changes to the surrounding parkland, please only provide feedback on elements of the play space.

HAVE YOUR SAY

The public exhibition period runs Thursday 16 December 2021 to 11.59pm, Sunday 13 February 2022.

View the draft plans in the Document Library. Hard copies are available to view in Council's Customer Service Centre and Stanton Library during opening hours (check hours and conditions of entry on Council's website).

Use the online submission form (below) to tell us your preferred option and why, or alternatively send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, your submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

For further information, contact Alicja Batorowicz, Landscape Architect/Project Coordinator on 9936 8100.

Feedback closes 11.59pm, Sunday 13 February 2022

In accordance with Council’s Playgrounds Plan of Management and Playgrounds Methodology, the existing Fred Hutley Reserve Playground, in Hamilton Ave, Cammeray is scheduled for upgrade. This project is funded by the approved Special Rate Variation and due for completion by 30 June 2022.

The playground was last upgraded in 1999. The existing playground fits comfortably into the corner of the Reserve, with stroller access from Palmer Street. It is surrounded by a low timber retaining wall which functions as both as the playground edge and informal seating. Behind this wall, landscaped mounds create a physical barrier between children and the street and soften and screen the playground, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere with a range of equipment including a triple embankment slide, spinning poles, traditional roundabout, cable climb structure and swings.

The existing playground has been very well-used, and is well-loved, so the proposed refurbishment will retain some of the existing elements. It aims to increase safety, functionality and accessibility and where space permits, some new play elements will be added.

Project Objectives

To create a refurbished and expanded playground that:

  • retains the existing leafy, garden character of the playground
  • provides a variety of play equipment for a range of ages and abilities, including inclusive play opportunities
  • provides a pleasant environment for parents and carers with an adequate amount of seating positioned to facilitate easy supervision; and
  • provides maximum play value by offering many different types of activities (spinning, swinging, climbing, sliding, bouncing, balancing, climbing etc).

Two design concepts have been prepared to suit the available budget. Council is calling for your feedback as to the preferred design. Refer to the Options Comparison and Concept Plans in the Document Library before providing feedback.

Note: this project does not include changes to the surrounding parkland, please only provide feedback on elements of the play space.

HAVE YOUR SAY

The public exhibition period runs Thursday 16 December 2021 to 11.59pm, Sunday 13 February 2022.

View the draft plans in the Document Library. Hard copies are available to view in Council's Customer Service Centre and Stanton Library during opening hours (check hours and conditions of entry on Council's website).

Use the online submission form (below) to tell us your preferred option and why, or alternatively send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, your submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

For further information, contact Alicja Batorowicz, Landscape Architect/Project Coordinator on 9936 8100.

  • Please use this form to provide feedback on the Design Concepts (x2) for the refurbishment of the Fred Hutley Reserve Playground in Cammeray.

    Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, your submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.



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