Sancrox Reserve Playground

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Sancrox Reserve Playground concept

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council maintains 66 playgrounds across the municipality. In 2017/18 we are upgrading Sancrox Reserve Playground, Colvin St, Sancrox.

Key objectives for the upgrade include more shade, seating and diversity of play equipment.

New features will include:

  • Relocation of the playground so that it is closer to the large picnic shelter
  • Addition of basketball and netball rings to allow for multipurpose use of the Tennis Court
  • Giant combination play unit with monkey bars, slide, stepper bridge, track ride and climbing course
  • Upgraded swings
  • Talking tubes
  • Sculptural timber grasshoppers
  • Shade tree planting
  • Seating, signage and footpath connections

Any person may inspect the Concept Plan and make a written submission before 27 March 2018. To share your views, use the Submission or Guestbook tabs below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Note that any submission may be made public, and public disclosure is required for any political donations or gifts (including to staff). Submissions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Any further enquiries, please contact Rebecca Doblo on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council maintains 66 playgrounds across the municipality. In 2017/18 we are upgrading Sancrox Reserve Playground, Colvin St, Sancrox.

Key objectives for the upgrade include more shade, seating and diversity of play equipment.

New features will include:

  • Relocation of the playground so that it is closer to the large picnic shelter
  • Addition of basketball and netball rings to allow for multipurpose use of the Tennis Court
  • Giant combination play unit with monkey bars, slide, stepper bridge, track ride and climbing course
  • Upgraded swings
  • Talking tubes
  • Sculptural timber grasshoppers
  • Shade tree planting
  • Seating, signage and footpath connections

Any person may inspect the Concept Plan and make a written submission before 27 March 2018. To share your views, use the Submission or Guestbook tabs below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Note that any submission may be made public, and public disclosure is required for any political donations or gifts (including to staff). Submissions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Any further enquiries, please contact Rebecca Doblo on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Guest Book

This Guestbook allows you to provide comments about the Sancrox Reserve Playground Concept Plan. You can also complete our submission form if you have further thoughts or information.

Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 27 March 2017.

Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Looks great :) only suggestion is having street lights put in in the parking area and bbq area to deter criminal activity at night.

Sancroxresident over 3 years ago

I Love the look of the grasshopper things! excited to see this park complete!

A few suggestions if budget/space/concept/maintenance considerations would allow:

Bike track - would be great to have a bike track at this park as it's set way back off the road (so not as critical to run after run away children on a bike), it's in a nice spot to ride too with kids and has plenty of surrounding space for bikes to be thrown down and left without making it hard to jump over/dodge bikes. Also with all the surrounding grass it's a nice spot for learning to ride & makes it easier to get to and from the water with kids as they can ride along parts of the existing footpath.

Sand play - would be great as a cost effective way to make the space more inclusive for younger children and/or less able children. The play equipment looks absolutely unreal, however with one child who could utilise the equipment and one who's too young it would be great to have a space that would entertain both of them. Even just sand would be useful (ie BYO sand toys) or perhaps some sand could be incorporated around the grasshoppers or another already planned aspect of the park.

Recycled materials - The use of old concrete pipes, old tyers, logs and so on has been such a hit with my kids and others I've seen around the new parks. Any opportunity to utilise recycled materials to add to the diversity of the park would be tops......I've also found most of the recycled things to be great adult seats for when kids are a little too young to sit on proper seating provided around the perimeter of parks.

I'm really excited to see this concept plan. As one of the closer parks to us and in a more rural setting I didn't expect so many big ticket items! Exciting!

Chloe T over 3 years ago