Overview

Monash Council provides a diverse array of play opportunities for children throughout our network of 139 (soon to be 141) playspaces located in parks and reserves.

By providing a breadth of playground experiences that range from small pocket playgrounds, with 3-5 play pieces, to regional destination play spaces (such as Waverley Park Lake and Valley Conservation Reserve), Council aims to provide a range of environments where children can explore, create, imagine, interact and reflect. A full list is available in the document library on this page.

We've refreshed our Playground and Playspace Strategy and sought your feedback by Friday 9 February 2024.

How to participate

Read the draft Playground and Playspace Strategy

We are keen to hear from you. Your feedback will help us ensure Monash has a proactive, sustainable and evidence-based approach to the ongoing provision and management of playgrounds and playspaces in Monash.

The Strategy Refresh provides future direction for the provision of playspaces using a holistic and systematic approach based on:

  • Strategic priorities, as identified in the Council Plan, Municipal Public Health Plan and the Monash Open Space Strategy
  • Industry best practice e.g. Play Australia principles and Australian and Monash standards for playground design
  • Benchmarking findings on playground provision and services levels provided by neighbouring Local Government Areas (LGAs)
  • Independent playground Condition Audit & Lifespan Data
  • Community consultation findings.

Consultation closed Friday 9 February 2024.

We will be considering all feedback received before a final Strategy is presented to Council in 2024 for adoption. To stay updated with this process, click 'Follow' above.

Your feedback on the draft Strategy