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Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade

Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade


We're upgrading Ken Douglas Reserve and need your help to inform the design.

Last Updated: 21 January 2022 Follow Engagement

Ken Douglas Reserve Playground is up for renewal in the coming months and we are also looking to make some improvements to the reserve. Ken Douglas Reserve is a green space with a playground and plenty of trees for shade while strolling along the footpaths.

Concept Plan

We've developed a concept plan for the Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade. As part of the upgrade, the playground will be renewed and the community were invited to vote for their preferred option. The public comment and vote closed 4.00pm Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

View the concept design and playground options

Engagement snapshot

Stage 1

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Stage 2

Opportunities to Get Involved

There were two key opportunities for you to get involved in the upgrade of Ken Douglas Reserve. Firstly, the community were invited to share their ideas for the Ken Douglas Upgrade via our community survey, which closed on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. During the second stage of engagement, the community were invited to view the concept plan, provide their feedback, and vote for their preferred playground option via an online vote, which closed on Tuesday 14 December 2021. This was the final opportunity to provide input on this concept plan.

Feedback received through this stage of engagement is now under review by the project team. It is anticipated that the final design will be completed and the supplier will be appointed early in 2022. Construction is scheduled for March/April 2022.


What are the playground types?

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Traditional park

Bush park



- Traditional combination unit with a variety of play elements and a slide

- Traditional swing set

- Nature play items such as logs, rocks, log steppers, balance beams, rope play elements

- Basket swing

- Small fort with a slide

- Traditional swing set

- Nature play items incorporated within the reserve (logs, rocks, log steppers)


to be reviewed

to be removed

to be removed

Turfed areas

to be improved

to be removed

to be removed


existing to remain (with new garden edges and mulch installed)

to be improved, increasing biodiversity of plant species

to be improved, increasing biodiversity of plant species

Why are you engaging with the community?

We would like to understand if the current playground gets used and if the community would like it renewed or removed.

There are also opportunities to improve the reserve and we would like to understand how the community would like to see it improved.

How can I stay up to date with the progress and outcomes of the upgrade?

Click 'Follow Engagement' above to receive updates about this engagement.

How can I share my feedback?
  1. Share your feedback about the reserve in our online survey to help us understand how you currently use the space and how you want to use it in the future. Complete our online survey by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
  2. Vote for your favourite design option (based on community feedback). Voting opens Tuesday, 30 November and closed 4.00pm Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

View the Concept Plan

Submit your vote

What are the site challenges?

The bore water source used in this reserve has a high iron content, staining park infrastructure and affecting the type of plants which can grow. Currently the dominant species within the park are the Casuarina trees which inhibit the growth of understory planting.

How do I view the concept plan and playground options?

You can view the concept design and playground options by checking out the interactive image above, or via the attachments under 'Related Information' below.


  • 7 September to 21 September 2021
  • Survey
    The community were invited to share their ideas via an online survey.
  • October and November 2021
  • Design and quoting process
  • 30 November - 14 December 2021
  • Stage 2: Vote for your favourite concept
  • January 2022
  • Appointment of selected supplier
  • March/April 2022
  • Construction
  • May/June 2022
  • Planting

Who's Listening?

NameDiana Gomes - Landscape Technical Officer


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