Why is the Glenelg Foreshore Playspace being upgraded?

    Since the Glenelg Foreshore Playspace was opened to the community in 2015, it has received a high volume of interest and usage, well above what was anticipated during the design phase. The higher than expected usage, and the extreme weather conditions faced at this location (high winds and sea spray) have resulted in the premature deterioration of several components of the playspace, especially the timber play features. For this reason, we are seeking to redesign and upgrade key components of the playspace using materials and play features that can withstand the environmental conditions and the high levels of use.

    What does the upgrade involve?

    Upgrades to this playspace will include the redesign of all timber play features, the rock climbing wall, hidey holes and removal/replacement of sand softfall. The redesign may also include adjustments to the water play feature, trampolines and carousel to better suit the overall playspace design and functionality. Improvements to the slide ramp balustrades are already underway. 

    Is there an opportunity to provide feedback?

    There will be no formal community engagement conducted for this project as equipment redesign and replacement will be similar to existing equipment. You can provide informal feedback by submitting a question at www.yourholdfast.com/glenelgforeshore or contacting Melissa Priest, Youth and Recreation Coordinator, Ph: 8229 9999 E: mpriest@holdfast.sa.gov.au

    What are the next steps for this project?

    City of Holdfast Bay will conduct a tender process to appoint a successful contractor to redesign, supply and install the playspace upgrades. The construction works are scheduled to occur from April 2021 to June 2021 starting after the school holiday break.

    What is the budget for this project?

    $236,160 has been allocated for the redesign, supply and installation of the playspace upgrades.

    Why is the sand softfall being replaced?

    The existing sand softfall is causing a number of maintenance issues at the playspace due to the erosion being caused by the sand as it is transferred around the space by little feet. We plan to replace the sand softfall with rubber softfall designed in a colour pattern to match in with the overall playspace design. Turf may also be used in areas on the outer of the playspace.

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Melissa Priest, Youth and Recreation Coordinator, City of Holdfast Bay Ph: 8229 9999 E: mpriest@holdfast.sa.gov.au