Community consultation is open

Provide your feedback by 8 July 2024

Overview

Overview

The “rickety bridge” playground structure at Dick Caplick Park has been removed because it was not safe. The bridge had timber rot and did not meet current playground safety standards. It was deemed unfeasible to repair as the timber rot was too extensive. Council is seeking your input on the design of the playground structure to replace the “rickety bridge”.

Photo of the ‘rickety bridge’ that was recently removed

Photo of the ‘rickety bridge’ that was recently removed

New Play Structure Design

When designing the new playground structure, we are focusing on the following key points:

  • Creating a fun and engaging play experience
  • Offering a unique play feature not currently in the park
  • Using strong, durable materials that are low maintenance
  • Meeting all playground safety standards
  • Avoiding impact on existing trees
  • Complementary to the parks existing character
  • Include features that promote belonging, being and becoming
  • Consider sustainability in material choice

Community Engagement

Council invites you to provide your feedback between Monday, 10 June and 5pm Monday, 8 July 2024. Feedback will help Council to determine an appropriate replacement to the “rickety bridge” playground structure.

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Next Steps

Council will review all survey responses and feedback to develop the new playground structure design.

The final design will take into account the survey responses and other feedback that we receive while adhering to playground design guidelines and standards set by Council.

A playground structure to replace the “rickety bridge” is expected to be built in late 2024 or early 2025. This is scheduled to align with the Eumundi streetscape construction works.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Early 2024

    Playground Structural & Compliance Audit
  • Timeline item 2 - active

    10 June - 8 July 2024

    Community Engagement to inform design options for the replacement playground structure.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Mid - Late 2024

    Design the replacement playground structure.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Late 2024 / Early 2025 (Dates to be confirmed)

    Construction and installation of the new playground structure.

Contact Us

If you have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Landscape Architecture Services Team
Phone (07) 5475 7272
Email landscapedesignandplanning@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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