Following extensive consultation with the community, Council has developed a concept design of the proposed Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space located at the Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve, with community members invited to provide commentary on the proposed design.
Residents were invited to have their say on what they would like to see as part of the design through a community survey which was open to the public in September 2022.
Features included in the concept design that were identified as important to users of the Play Space and the broader community include a play tower and multi play unit, range of swings and flying fox, natural and sensory play elements, spinning, jumping and climbing play equipment, exercise equipment, sand play area, scooter circuit trail, seating and shade areas, accessible barbeques and picnic facilities and a central accessible path.
The concept design also includes amenities such as a toilet facility, accessible path connection to the Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve & Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, safe crossing points, accessible carparking spaces, bike maintenance station, wayfinding signage and security lighting.
The Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space concept design has been finalised following community exhibition of the draft concept design and community engagement has now closed.
Thank you to all community members who provided feedback on the concept design and participated in the consultation process.
What Happens Next:
Council will now advocate at a State and Federal level for funding to progress the project to detailed design and construction.