Glenelg Foreshore Playspace Upgrades

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Glenelg Foreshore Playspace Upgrades - $236,610

The City of Holdfast Bay’s 2020-21 Annual Business Plan highlights repair and upgrade of infrastructure in the City’s reserves and playgrounds including the replacement of several items at the popular Glenelg Foreshore Playspace. The existing materials used for the playspace require consideration of alternative products as they are now due for replacement. Since the Glenelg Foreshore Playspace was opened to the community in 2016, it has received a high volume of usage, above what was anticipated during the design phase. The higher than expected usage, and the extreme weather conditions at this location (high winds, sand and sea spray) has resulted in the premature deterioration of several components of the playspace, especially the timber play features.

These items will be replaced by new timber play equipment and the sand softfall will be replaced with rubber softfall. The rubber softfall will enable the playspace to be more accessible and ensure longevity of the equipment considering the location's environment. New timber equipment will be installed, as well as three new inclusive trampolines and musical play equipment.

Glenelg Foreshore Playspace Upgrades - $236,610

The City of Holdfast Bay’s 2020-21 Annual Business Plan highlights repair and upgrade of infrastructure in the City’s reserves and playgrounds including the replacement of several items at the popular Glenelg Foreshore Playspace. The existing materials used for the playspace require consideration of alternative products as they are now due for replacement. Since the Glenelg Foreshore Playspace was opened to the community in 2016, it has received a high volume of usage, above what was anticipated during the design phase. The higher than expected usage, and the extreme weather conditions at this location (high winds, sand and sea spray) has resulted in the premature deterioration of several components of the playspace, especially the timber play features.

These items will be replaced by new timber play equipment and the sand softfall will be replaced with rubber softfall. The rubber softfall will enable the playspace to be more accessible and ensure longevity of the equipment considering the location's environment. New timber equipment will be installed, as well as three new inclusive trampolines and musical play equipment.

  • Works commencing 27 April

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    Please note that part of the playspace will be closed from 27 April until 30 June for upgrades. See 'Area of Works' image for more detail.

    The slide, climbing tunnel and pedestrian pathways will remain open for majority of construction.

    The scope of these upgrades include:

    • Timber play features to be replaced with timber play features that are better suited to environmental conditions.
    • Removal of hidey holes and reinstatement of turf.
    • Removal of sand softfall and replacement with rubber softfall.
    • Replacement of existing trampolines with accessible trampolines.
    • Adjustments to water play feature and surroundings to improve maintenance requirements.
    • Repair/replacement of some areas of rubber softfall at bottom of slide and other high use areas around the playspace.

    For further information about these upgrades, check out our FAQs and stay tuned.