Ordinary Council Meeting
16 March 2015
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1. Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood
Subject: Petition for Improvements to Wyndarra Place Road Reserve Playground, Fleming Street Northwood
Record No: SU1251 - 15324/15
Division: Corporate Services Division
Author(s): Kirsten Samuels
Council is in receipt of a petition with 120 signatures calling for “improvements to the playground amenity” at Wyndarra Place/Fleming Street, Northwood. The petition is accompanied by an annexure (annexure A) of a previous petition compiled in 2014 for upgrade works at the Reserve. This petition garnered 17 signatures.
As part of the petition, residents of surrounding streets have suggested that Council:-
· Improve the variety and number of playground equipment items e.g. swings for children and babies, climbing nets, a sonic spinner (or similar) and integrate the existing slippery dip and concrete drain pipe;
· Provide seating for supervision e.g. a bench seat, attractively sited;
· Retain the bushland character to encourage free-play exploration in mid and upper levels;
· Progressively implement a weed-reduction program;
· Sensitively introduce safety measures for small children such as fencing and soft fall to the equipment area; and
· Utilise high quality landscape design in keeping with Northwood’s unique character.
The current petition, dated March 2015, is accompanied by an Annexure which contains a petition circulated in 2014 requesting an upgrade to the amenities of the play ground. The annexed petition states that the park only contains a slide after a swing erected by residents was removed by Council some years ago.
Council is currently in the process of reviewing it’s Open Space and Recreation Plans. It is recommended that the suggestions put forth within the petition are considered in conjunction with this review.
1. Council receive and note the petition;
2. Council consider the suggestions put forth in the petition in conjunction with the review of Open Space and Recreation Plans currently being undertaken; and
3. The head petitioner be informed of Council’s decision.
Executive Manager - Corporate Services
Corporate Services Division