Oaklands Reserve Inclusive Play Space - Community Survey - closes Friday 8 August 2014

11 Jul 2014

Project background

A master plan was prepared for Oaklands Wetland and Reserve in 2012 and is being implemented in stages. Council is progressing the design of the inclusive play space and reserve development, and seeks your ideas to shape the design.

The ‘inclusive’ playground at Oaklands Reserve will cater for all of the community including children with special needs such as mobility, vision and hearing impairments as well as spectrum disorders such as autism.

Marion Council and the Touched by Olivia Foundation are working together to build a unique playground at Oaklands Park for children of all ages and abilities.

The Perkins family founded the charity in 2006 following the loss of their baby daughter Olivia to a rare disease. It aims to bring together communities, government and corporate Australia to create healthier and happier lives for children by building inclusive playgrounds.

Both the foundation and the council share a belief that every person has the right to be part of their community. More information on the foundation is available at www.touchedbyolivia.com.au(External link).

In addition to the inclusive play space, Marion Council is also planning for the upgrade of the existing reserve, including the biodiversity corridor, landscaping, pathway connections, Japanese garden, vineyard, while considering the existing duck pond.

Community survey

Have your say by completing the community survey at: Oaklands Reserve Inclusive Play Space Community Survey.

Survey is open from Friday 11 July to Friday 8 August 2014.

Drop-in consultation session

To attend a consultation session to chat with us in person about what you want to see at the park, come along to:

Wednesday 30 July 2014 - Consultation Session

Saturday 2 August 2014 - Consultation Session

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