Stage Two

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback in Stage One and Two of the Mobbs Lane Reserve Playground project. To learn more about what we heard, click on the 'Stage One' tab above.

The feedback that you provided during Stage One consultation was considered closely. From this feedback, Council invited tenders from play equipment companies and 6 proposals were developed for further consultation with the community. This feedback is being reviewed and a concept design developed.


Community engagement

Stage 2 consultation on the playground equipment closed at 9am on Tuesday 26 April 2022.


Stage One

Mobbs Lane Reserve Playground is located in a secluded bushland setting at 53 Mobbs Lane, Epping. Closest access is via the carpark fronting Mobbs Lane; there is also a path which connects to the neighbouring apartments.

The playground offers an active play space in a shady reserve with picnic tables and a shelter nearby. Council is proposing to replace the playground equipment under the City of Parramatta Playground Replacement Program.

Currently, the playground has ‘skill based’ play type elements that cater mostly to juniors (6-12 years) and consists of:

  • A play gym with climbing walls and spiral slide
  • Bus themed cubby with noughts and crosses
  • Double swing
  • See-saw rocker

In line with the City of Parramatta Community Infrastructure Strategy, the upgrade will provide an increase in the ‘natural’, ‘sensory’ and ‘imaginative’ play type elements, and ensure that the playground is suitable to both pre-schoolers (aged 0-5) and juniors (aged 6-12). These recommendations and your feedback will help guide what the playground upgrade will include!

As this is a local playground upgrade, the scope of possible inclusions are limited by the available budget. Check out what is in-scope and out-of-scope below.

  • New play equipment
  • Playground surface upgrade
  • New seating
  • New bin enclosure
  • Additional planting
  • New fencing and toilets
  • Water playground or splash pad
  • New location within reserve

Community engagement

Over two stages of engagement, Council asked for feedback from the local community on the proposed upgrade. During stage one, which closed at 5pm on Wednesday 23 March 2022, we asked you to tell us what you like about the park, how you use this playground and what you would like to see included.


What you said

Based on what you said during stage one, over 85% of children using the playground are aged between 0 to 5 years and 85.5% of users walk to the playground.

According to your comments and requests, the primary considerations for the play equipment proposals include:

  • Swings
  • Climbing equipment
  • Slides, particularly the retention of the spiral slide which gave the park its name as 'the Dizzy Slide Park'
  • Nature play equipment, such as logs
  • A new theme for the playground, mainly centred around nature and bushland
  • More accessible and inclusive play opportunities

Other ‘out of the scope’ suggestions include:

  • Fencing for dogs and enclosing the playground with fencing
  • Exercise/fitness equipment.

Despite the extensive shade provided by the tree canopy, people value the shade structures. The existing shade cloth could be improved and Council is exploring shade cloth options, however, this is subject to available funds for the overall project.

Frequently asked questions

The playground is being replaced under the City of Parramatta Playground Replacement Program as it has reached the end of its functional life and must be upgraded to meet Australian standards for playground safety.

This playground already has shade sails and a large amount of natural shade from surrounding trees. The shade sails will be assessed for possible refurbishment.

This playground does not require fencing due to its safe location away from roads or traffic.

At this stage, the playground upgrade should not require the removal of any trees.

No water play is planned for this playground as it is only to be installed in specially considered locations and is too expensive to install and maintain under a local playground budget.

No trampolines or flying foxes are planned for this playground as these items are too expensive to be funded under a local playground budget.

Outdoor exercise equipment is not designed for children and cannot be included in playgrounds. The budget has been specifically allocated to upgrade the playground and does not allow for additional items in the park.

Yes, the playground will include a minimum of two new seats with backrests.

We plan to install a bin near the playground. The existing bin will be upgraded. A bubbler will be considered, dependant on the cost of connecting it to water mains.

The play surface around the play equipment will be made from a coloured porous rubber.

SUPPORT

If you need assistance providing feedback, or you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact Council's Community Engagement Team via 1300 617 058 or participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.

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如果您希望以其它语言进行电话交谈,请致电 131 450 联系 TIS 全国服务中心获取免费传译服务。告诉他们您想与 Parramatta 市议会通话和您选用的语言,他们就会为您接通。

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