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Parks & Playground Improvements

2017: Slade Road Reserve | Silver Jubilee Park
2016: Arncliffe Park
2015: Bexley Park | Kingsland Road Reserve | Bexley Oval Grandstand Refurbishment | Gardiner Park Amenities | Arncliffe Park Amenities | Aqua Flora Reserve Playground | Depena Reserve Picnic Settings | Depena Reserve Footpath | Depena Reserve Bollards
2014: Cook Park and Depena Reserve | Beach Reserves | Dowsett Reserve Playground | Dowsett Reserve | Tindale Reserve
2013: Ador Avenue Reserve | Rathbone Place | Cahill Park | Pemberton Reserve | Hestlehurst Reserve | Cook Park | Cahill Park | Depena Reserve
2012: Decorative Mosaics, Brighton Le Sands | Coolibah Reserve | Cook Park and Depena Reserve | Cook Park, Solander Street Carpark | Scott Park, Sans Souci
2011: Bexley North Library | Broadford Street Playground, Bexley


Slade Road Reserve, Bardwell Park
New Playground

Removal of existing play equipment located in the western end of the reserve that had reached the end of its serviceable life.

Installation of a new playground located further east, closer to the Bardwell Park shops and carpark. This includes new equipment, seating, drinking fountain, mulch softfall and construction of a circuit path around the reserve connecting to the existing Slade Road footpath.

Slade Reserve Playground Slade Reserve Playground

Slade Reserve Playground Slade Reserve Playground

Slade Reserve Playground Slade Reserve Playground

Completed: June 2017
Location: Slade Road adjacent to Bardwell Park shops and carpark
Construction Cost: $180,000
Project Team: City Projects


Silver Jubilee Park, Bardwell Valley
New Playground

Removal of old playground from western end with demolition of old steps and construction of new playground, located below existing embankment.

Includes both mulch and sand softfall, 12 new shade trees, shade sail over junior play, drinking fountain and construction of a circuit path around the reserve and playground, with connections to a recently constructed footpath along Lorraine Avenue via a new stairway.

Silver Jubilee Playground Silver Jubilee Playground

Silver Jubilee Playground Silver Jubilee Playground

Silver Jubilee Playground Silver Jubilee Playground

Completed: February 2017
Location: Lorraine Avenue, corner Alsace Avenue, Bardwell Valley
Construction Cost: $300,000
Project Team: City Projects


Arncliffe Park
Playground Upgrade

Existing playground equipment was removed and the playground area expanded to include a large range of new equipment providing increased opportunities for development of motor skills and strength through climbing, sliding, swinging, and spinning activities in a combination of wetpour “rubber” surfacing and playground mulch. The existing shade structure was extended over the expanded playground to the east.

Other improvements include new footpaths, seating, signage, boundary fencing and lighting.

Arncliffe Park Playground Arncliffe Park Playground

Arncliffe Park Playground Arncliffe Park Playground 

Completed: March 2016
Location: Arncliffe Park, Arncliffe
Construction Cost: $290,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Bexley Park
Playground Upgrade

Council has completed a new larger playground providing increased opportunities for development of motor skills and strength through climbing, sliding, swinging, and spinning activities and includes a double flying fox. Sculptural play structures and animals constructed from Australian hardwood have added a further imaginative play dimension to the playground. The old playground had reached the end of its serviceable life and required replacement.

Other improvements include a perimeter circuit path, informal sandstone rock wall seating, new bench seats, a drinking fountain and planting.

Bexley Park Playground Bexley Park Playground

Bexley Park PlaygroundBexley Park Playground  

Completed: December 2015
Location: Bexley Park, Bexley
Construction Cost: $400,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Kingsland Road Reserve
Playground Upgrade

A new playground has been constructed into the embankment providing increased opportunities for development of motor skills and strength through climbing, sliding, and swinging activities. It replaces the old playground that had reached the end of its serviceable life.

Other improvements include a new path connecting to surrounding road footpaths, informal sandstone rock seating, and a new seat.

Kingsland Road Reserve Kingsland Road Reserve

Kingsland Road ReserveKingsland Road Reserve  

Completed: December 2015
Location: Kingsland Road Reserve, Bexley
Construction Cost: $200,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Bexley Oval Grandstand Refurbishment
Grandstand

Bexley Oval Grandstand was constructed in 1914. The whole of Bexley Park is an item of heritage significance in Rockdale's LEP.

Council undertook an upgrade of the grandstand for its Centenary year.

This included major structural repairs with new balustrades, fascia and lining boards; new roofing, gutters and downpipes; brick work repairs and painting to all timber works.

Bexley Oval Grandstand Refurbishment 

Completed: August 2015
Location: Corner of Henderson Road and Donnan Street, Bexley
Construction Cost: $280,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Gardiner Park Amenities
Amenities

New sport amenities have been constructed at Gardiner Park. The building has been designed to be sustainable and low maintenance and the interior layout of the building is adaptable to different sporting codes using the parks.

The new design also includes features to promote passive surveillance, improve safety and deter anti-social activity. Located closer to the playground it also provides convenience for all park users.

Gardiner Park Amenities Gardiner Park Amenities

Gardiner Park Amenities 

Completed: December 2015
Location: Corner of Wolli Creek Road and Gardiner Avenue, Banksia
Construction Cost: $1.1 million
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Arncliffe Park Amenities
Amenities

New sport amenities have been constructed at Arncliffe Park. The building has been designed to be sustainable and low maintenance and the interior layout of the building is adaptable to different sporting codes using the park.

The new design also includes features to promote passive surveillance, improve safety and deter anti-social activity. Located closer to the playground it also provides convenience for all park users.

The new proposed building includes female, male and accessible toilets, change rooms with showers and toilets, baby change facilities, improved lighting and pathways, canteen and storage areas.

Arncliffe Park Amenities 

Arncliffe Park Amenities 

Arncliffe Park Amenities 

Completed: December 2015
Location: Corner of Mitchell Street and Wollongong Road, Arncliffe
Construction Cost: $1.1 million
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Aqua Flora Reserve
Playground

Demolition of existing play equipment, mulch and timber log walls and fort.

Construction of new playground with two sand softfall areas. Play equipment for multiple ages: swing set with standard & toddler seat, balancing circuit, springer, spinner, climbing net, multi-person springer and a giraffe themed multi-play piece with slide.

Furniture includes: two bench seat with back and armrests and a curved feature seating wall with a snake motif built into the exposed face.

A concrete cycle 'Dinky' track to provide a cycle and scooter opportunities winds through the playground creating an area for smaller children. The track terminates at the head of the snake and is connected via a new footpath to the existing footpath on Clareville Avenue.

Planting of 7 new trees of Banksia and Paperbark to the north, east and west of the playground.

Aqua Flora Reserve Aqua Flora Reserve

Aqua Flora Reserve

Completed: Friday 6 February 2015
Location: Aqua Flora Reserve, Clareville Avenue, Sandringham
Construction Cost: $148,000 (incl. $74,000 CBP grant)
Project Team: City Projects


Depena Reserve
Picnic Settings

Provision of 11 new all-access picnic table settings with a variety of seating options (with and without seat backs) in eastern section of park, replacing aging older pine and green painted timber settings.

 

Completed: June 2015
Location: Depena Reserve, Dolls Point
Construction Cost: $71,000
Project Team: City Projects


Depena Reserve
McMillan Avenue Footpath

Construction of 42m long, 2m wide connecting footpath from McMillan Avenue through Depena Reserve to the existing path network, requested by many residents.

 

Completed: June 2015
Location: (various) Depena Reserve, Dolls Point
Construction Cost: $10,000
Project Team: City Projects


Depena Reserve
Bollards

Replacement of aging pine log barrier fencing with new bollards allowing easier access to and from the carparking, anticipating future footpath alongside carparking.

 

Completed: June 2015
Location: Depena Reserve, Dolls Point
Construction Cost: $5,000
Project Team: City Projects

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