Monash Council provides a diverse array of play opportunities for children throughout our network of 139 playspaces located in parks and reserves. Another 2 new playspaces are planned for construction in the next 2 years.

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.

The strategy refresh

Council is in the process of refreshing its 2020 Playground & Playspace Strategy to ensure we continue to have a planned, equitable and sustainable approach to the provision and management of playgrounds in Monash. The Strategy Refresh will provide 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

Have your say

We are keen to hear from you. Your feedback will guide Council on the best ways to improve playspaces in Monash, and consider the play needs of you and your family, both now and into the future.

Please encourage all members of your family to take the survey and provide their own feedback. The views of children and young people are especially welcomed for the Strategy Refresh.

In addition to the feedback from this survey, we will also consider carefully the feedback on the playgrounds received at our playground openings and recent community surveys. Council knows that playgrounds and green open spaces are very important to our community.

The draft Strategy Refresh will also be displayed on Council’s website for community feedback before being presented to Council for consideration at a Council Meeting late 2023.

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