The City of Melville has been awarded the 2018 Parks and Leisure Australia National Award for play spaces under $500,000 at the annual Parks and Leisure Congress, recognising its innovative work at Piney Lakes Sensory Playpark.
The Playspace Award (<0.5m) is presented by Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA), the leading industry association for professionals in the sector and the national peak body for ‘the people behind the places’.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey congratulated the project team involved with both the design and construction of the park and in particular the City’s landscape architects, whose work was judged against playspace projects across Australia.
“The outcomes achieved at Piney Lakes Sensory Playpark showcase the talent and commitment of our team at the City of Melville,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“Our team have not just created a wonderful community space, but have also ensured that no one is left out. They have made it possible for people of all abilities to actively play and enjoy the space, and be able to interact with friends and family in the same way as everybody else who is enjoying the park
“You only need to visit Piney Lakes Sensory Playpark to see the how popular it is and how the community come together there to play, socialise and appreciate the beautiful surrounding natural environment which is also part of the overall experience.”
The Parks and Leisure Australia National Award for play spaces under $500,000, was presented to City of Melville Councillor Duncan Macphail and the City’s two Landscape Architects at the National Finalists Gala Dinner held in Melbourne on 16 October, 2018.