Yarra City Council resolves to introduce new play equipment at Cambridge Street Reserve

Yarra City Council

At the Council Meeting on Tuesday 14 May, Council resolved to install additional play equipment at Cambridge Street Reserve following community consultation in February 2024.

After hearing from more than 500 members of the community, Council resolved to support the slide variation of Option 1.c.ii which would involve:

  • two trees are removed from the Reserve
  • the existing balance beam is relocated within the Reserve
  • new accessible surface is installed to access the basket swing
  • installation of a slide in the grassed area of the Reserve (and subsequent reduction in the grassed area of approximately 7%) and investigate the inclusion of a ladder accessing the slide enabling easier access for younger children
  • installation of a new four way rocker
  • installation of a new mini trampoline
  • installation of logs/stepper through the garden
  • installation of new playful line marking including the possibility of reconstructing existing permeable granitic gravel to a hard non permeable surface to further extend option for playful line marking across the site

Council also resolved to:

  • Investigate a suitable location to include a 4 square line marking space that meets safety standards and is not located adjacent to or within accessible pathways, steps, and roadways.
  • Increase the intensity and range of the colour components of the new playground equipment to create a colourful play park environment.

Learn more about the consultation here

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