Playground at Truscott Drive in Ashmont with swings, slides, and trees providing shade
HAVE YOUR SAY:  The community is being encouraged to help shape our play spaces over the next 20 years by giving input on the draft Playground Strategy, before public submissions close on 7 December.


Last days to help shape Council’s Playground Strategy

Published: 01 Dec 2023 10:40am

There is still time for residents across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area to have their say on Council’s draft Playground Strategy 2023-2043, with public submissions open until Thursday 7 December.

The strategy will guide all aspects of Council’s playground management in the city and surrounding villages across our local government area for the next 20 years.

Manager Recreation & Economic Development Ben Creighton is encouraging the community take advantage now of the opportunity to provide their input into the process.

Playground surrounded by fence, located next to Australian Rules football ground
📷 Playground at Mangoplah Sports Ground.

“The Playground Strategy will shape the future of how we develop and manage our play spaces over the next two decades,” Mr Creighton said.

“We really want you to get involved by having your say on the draft strategy so we can ensure our play spaces will meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

“The public submission period closes next Thursday (7 December), so if you haven’t submitted it yet, now is the time to have a look at the strategy and give us your feedback.”

The draft strategy includes 16 recommendations covering a range of actions required to be implemented to achieve the aims of the strategy.

Shade sails over playground in background with part of basketball court in foreground
📷 Southcity Playground in Tanda Place.

This includes six recommendations which directly relate to improving shade coverage at existing playgrounds and ensuring it is integrated in the planning of future play spaces.

Council has 100 playgrounds across the LGA, valued at an excess of $9.5 million and with a combined annual usage of approximately 500,000 visits.

Draft Playground Strategy 2023-2043

The draft Playground Strategy is on public exhibition until 7 December 2023.

You can view a copy of the draft strategy at the Customer Service desk at the Civic Centre or head online and make a submission now!