Playground improvements

Last updated: January 2021

Planned upgrades and renewals

Council maintains and upgrades playgrounds across the shire guided by the Recreation and Open Space Strategy, and asset management plans.

On this page you will find details of playground projects for 2020-2021. If you are looking for a playground near you and want to know what facilities are available there, take a look at our map and featured playgrounds.

Jack Buckley Park, Tomakin

Jack Buckley Park will be getting some inclusive upgrades thanks to the assistance of a NSW Government Everyone Can Play grant. There will be new junior play equipment, fitness equipment, shade options and a new wheelchair accessible picnic setting.

Thank you to everyone who completed the community survey. We had over 200 responses. We are now finalising designs with the Tomakin Community Association, community members and suppliers so we can complete the upgrade before the end of the financial year.

Jack Buckley Park in Tomakin. New grant funding will make this playground and open space more accessible for all ages.

South Durras playground

The ageing South Durras playground is due for replacement. After requests from the community we’re investigating the option to locate the new playground at the skatepark.

In response to our community survey, conducted in October and November 2020, 230 Durras locals and visitors had their say on their preferred style of playground equipment. Option C came out the clear winner with 74 per cent of respondents preferring the design shown below. If the playground is relocated to the skate park, the layout will need to vary a little to best fit the space, but will be based on this preferred design.

Durras locals and visitors picked this colurful option for their new playground.

More information

For more information please contact Senior Recreation Planner, Emma Gorny: