Bannockburn Heart Play Space
The Bannockburn Heart is a visionary project that will transform a site in the centre of Bannockburn (adjacent to the Bannockburn Cultural Centre and Library) into a vibrant, open civic space for residents and visitors. In 2013, we kick-started the project by asking the community, including local children, what their vision was for the space. Residents’ valuable ideas and feedback helped us to develop the original vision plan for the precinct – and, more recently, the Bannockburn Heart masterplan (linked below).
The play space is a key feature of the Heart and will include Golden Plains Shire’s first public water play splash pad, a dedicated area for adventure play equipment, and active recreation fitness equipment.
Thanks to the invaluable feedback of 29 Bannockburn Primary School young leaders in August 2017, and previous community consultation from 2013, confirmed elements include a flying fox, a universal spinner, a birds nest swing and a public toilet – with more elements to be confirmed in the coming months as part of the detailed design process.
Thank you to the 300+ community members who participated in our online or in-person voting in September 2017. Results show voters support a natural ‘look and feel’ with some colourful elements, as well as a fun fitness circuit! See the results
What happens next
Feedback gathered through community engagement will feed into the development of the final designs for the play space, which we expect to be finalised in June 2018. It is anticipated major construction will commence in mid-2018 and that the project will be completed in December 2019.
- 2013: Initial community engagement for overall project
- Jan 2014: Vision Plan report published
- Jun 2017: Masterplan updated
- Sep - Oct 2017: Community feedback on draft designs for play space
- Jun 2018: Detailed designs finalised
- Dec 2019: Project completion