Wigley Reserve Playspace and Fitness Hub

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Wigley Reserve Playspace and Fitness Hub –$1 million

The new Wigley Reserve Playspace and Fitness Hub was opened to the community on Saturday 31 October 2020.

The new playspace has been created with natural materials including tree stumps, logs and ropes. This project upgraded the previous playground and fitness area into a destination playspace and fitness hub with opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Detailed concept designs for the new playspace and fitness hub were created based on the community engagement findings (phase 1 in 2018 and phase 2 early 2019).

The upgrade of this playspace and fitness hub has activated a largely underutilised space turning it into an important community asset.

This project is supported with funding from the Open Space and Places for People Grant Programs.

Background

The existing Wigley Reserve Playspace was installed in 2003 and has a focus on ages 0 to 12 years, and universal access -meaning that there are play opportunities for all abilities. The outdoor fitness equipment was added to the space in 2008.

In the 2018/19 Council budget $30,000 was allocated to undertake concept and detailed design for the new Playspace and Fitness Hub.

During phase 1 of community engagement we asked the community for your ideas for the new playspace and fitness hub. We used your feedback to create three potential concept designs for the new space.

During phase 2 of community engagement we asked the community for feedback on these three concept designs. Option 3: The Dunes was selected as the community’s preferred design.

These findings were presented to Council on 9 April 2019. At this meeting, Council endorsed to proceed with detailed design and committed $500,000 in the then draft budget towards the total project cost of $1 million.

Council were successful in receiving a $500,000 grant to support this project through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's 2020/2021 Open Space and Places for People Grant Programs.


Wigley Reserve Playspace and Fitness Hub –$1 million

The new Wigley Reserve Playspace and Fitness Hub was opened to the community on Saturday 31 October 2020.

The new playspace has been created with natural materials including tree stumps, logs and ropes. This project upgraded the previous playground and fitness area into a destination playspace and fitness hub with opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Detailed concept designs for the new playspace and fitness hub were created based on the community engagement findings (phase 1 in 2018 and phase 2 early 2019).

The upgrade of this playspace and fitness hub has activated a largely underutilised space turning it into an important community asset.

This project is supported with funding from the Open Space and Places for People Grant Programs.

Background

The existing Wigley Reserve Playspace was installed in 2003 and has a focus on ages 0 to 12 years, and universal access -meaning that there are play opportunities for all abilities. The outdoor fitness equipment was added to the space in 2008.

In the 2018/19 Council budget $30,000 was allocated to undertake concept and detailed design for the new Playspace and Fitness Hub.

During phase 1 of community engagement we asked the community for your ideas for the new playspace and fitness hub. We used your feedback to create three potential concept designs for the new space.

During phase 2 of community engagement we asked the community for feedback on these three concept designs. Option 3: The Dunes was selected as the community’s preferred design.

These findings were presented to Council on 9 April 2019. At this meeting, Council endorsed to proceed with detailed design and committed $500,000 in the then draft budget towards the total project cost of $1 million.

Council were successful in receiving a $500,000 grant to support this project through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's 2020/2021 Open Space and Places for People Grant Programs.


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    Looks great so far. How about pull-up bars, balance bars, parallel bars, Venice Beach muscle bound style. Just an idea. Paul

    Pauly asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Paul, through the two phases of community engagement undertaken to create the design for the new fitness hub, we received feedback from the community that they wanted to see a mix of fixed and moving fitness stations. The new fitness hub features 10 stations including; box jumps,  aerobic cycle, body twist, chest press, elliptical trainer, leg press, pull downs, dips, parallel bars and balance beam.  

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    Hi will the Wigley place ground be completed by end of November 2020?

    Kate Jones asked 5 months ago

    Hi Kate, yes the new playspace and fitness hub will be open to the public from Saturday 31 October 2020.

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    Hello, has there been any consideration given to including a basketball ring in the new activity station? I think it would get a lot of use as the nearby alternatives are in very bad state of repair or are not proper size. Thank you

    Adam07 asked 10 months ago

    Hi Adam, additional sporting infrastructure wasn't within the scope for this project. Wigley Reserve is utilised for a range of different activities (events, sports training etc) so maintaining a large versatile open space is very important. 

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    Is it true that there may be three types of reactive music chimes within th project.thisconcerns us as owners in Marina East building as does any flying fox adjacent to apartments where residents may be subjected to hooligan behaviour at night. Why cannot things such as theses noisy apparatus be placed away from residents home space where one should be allowed to enjoy some level of peace in the early hours of the morning.We already have some noise on senior apparatus and no security to enforce noise restriction at night.

    Jack99 asked about 2 years ago

    Thanks for your question and comment. The designs are proposals at this stage of the consultation. Various elements within the designs can be altered, included/not included. This will be determined once all the feedback from the consultation has been collated. From there, the design will be finalised and go to Council for decision. 

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    What is happening to the Buffalo structure as it is increasing becoming in a state of disrepair / eyesore / danger?

    cc5045 asked over 2 years ago

    The owner of the Buffalo plans to redevelop the site as a restaurant/café area and is responsible for repairs and maintenance of this structure. Council is working with the owner to progress this redevelopment and address overdue maintenance.