Subiaco Common Park playspace replacement

Nature Play Solutions playspace design

Voting has now closed and the playspace design with the most votes is Option 2 which provides for a Nature Play experience.

Installation of the playspace is expected to be complete by May/June 2017.



As part of the 2016/2017 Capital Improvements Program the Subiaco Common Park playspace is set to be replaced.

A key area of responsibility for the City of Subiaco Operations and Environment team is the management and maintenance of the 22 playgrounds across the city.

Annual audits and routine inspections help the team to identify when a playground is nearing the end of its safe useful life. Once playgrounds are identified, replacement or upgrade plans are developed and the play equipment will be replaced or upgraded as part of the city’s Capital Improvements Program. The replacement or upgrade of play equipment is guided by community input, budget considerations and the city’s Playspace Strategy (2013).

Playground designers have used community feedback gained in the first two stages in conjunction with budget considerations and guidance from the city's Playspace Strategy (2013) to develop their visions for the Subiaco Common playspace.

Stage three consultation provided opportunity to vote for a preferred playspace with option 2 being most favoured by community voting.

If you would like any further information please contact the city’s Operations and Environment branch on 9387 0942 or city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

Voting has now closed and the playspace design with the most votes is Option 2 which provides for a Nature Play experience.

Installation of the playspace is expected to be complete by May/June 2017.



As part of the 2016/2017 Capital Improvements Program the Subiaco Common Park playspace is set to be replaced.

A key area of responsibility for the City of Subiaco Operations and Environment team is the management and maintenance of the 22 playgrounds across the city.

Annual audits and routine inspections help the team to identify when a playground is nearing the end of its safe useful life. Once playgrounds are identified, replacement or upgrade plans are developed and the play equipment will be replaced or upgraded as part of the city’s Capital Improvements Program. The replacement or upgrade of play equipment is guided by community input, budget considerations and the city’s Playspace Strategy (2013).

Playground designers have used community feedback gained in the first two stages in conjunction with budget considerations and guidance from the city's Playspace Strategy (2013) to develop their visions for the Subiaco Common playspace.

Stage three consultation provided opportunity to vote for a preferred playspace with option 2 being most favoured by community voting.

If you would like any further information please contact the city’s Operations and Environment branch on 9387 0942 or city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

  • Stage two - consultation results

    9 months ago

    Consultation stage two - results

    In September 2016 the city engaged the community via an online survey to find out what people liked and didn't like about the current Subiaco Common Park playspace, what they would change and the type of play their children enjoy.
    During the engagement period the city received 29 completed surveys. This data showed that the location of the playspace was highly valued, whilst the desire for a more interactive playspace was identified.


    Consultation stage two - results

    In September 2016 the city engaged the community via an online survey to find out what people liked and didn't like about the current Subiaco Common Park playspace, what they would change and the type of play their children enjoy.
    During the engagement period the city received 29 completed surveys. This data showed that the location of the playspace was highly valued, whilst the desire for a more interactive playspace was identified.


  • Stage one - consultation results

    10 months ago

    Consultation stage one - results

    In August 2016 the city surveyed the residents surrounding Subiaco Common Park to find out how often they use the play equipment and the age of the children using the play equipment.

    The city received 94 responses from surrounding residents, their children and their grandchildren. This data selection showed the majority of respondents used the play equipment more than once a week and the average age of children was 5.2 years old.

    Stage 1 consultation summary report.


    Consultation stage one - results

    In August 2016 the city surveyed the residents surrounding Subiaco Common Park to find out how often they use the play equipment and the age of the children using the play equipment.

    The city received 94 responses from surrounding residents, their children and their grandchildren. This data selection showed the majority of respondents used the play equipment more than once a week and the average age of children was 5.2 years old.

    Stage 1 consultation summary report.


  • About the consulation process for this project

    10 months ago

    Community engagement process

    The community engagement process to gain feedback for this project is divided into three stages:

    • Stage 1 (complete) - engage with residents surrounding the park to gain a picture of the frequency of park use and the ages of children using the playspace – view Stage 1 consultation report.
    • Stage 2 (complete) - an online survey on the city’s engagement website, Have your say Subiaco, to explore what respondents like or don’t like about the current playspace, what they would change and the type of play their children enjoy (hard copy also available) - view Stage 2 consultation report.
    • Stage 3 – playground designers will use the community feedback gained in the first two stages in conjunction with budget considerations and guidance from the city's Playspace Strategy (2013) to develop their visions for the Subiaco Common playspace. These options will be presented to the community and the option that receives the most votes and will be installed in Subiaco Common - Consultation closed at 5pm on Tuesday 6 December.

    Community engagement process

    The community engagement process to gain feedback for this project is divided into three stages:

    • Stage 1 (complete) - engage with residents surrounding the park to gain a picture of the frequency of park use and the ages of children using the playspace – view Stage 1 consultation report.
    • Stage 2 (complete) - an online survey on the city’s engagement website, Have your say Subiaco, to explore what respondents like or don’t like about the current playspace, what they would change and the type of play their children enjoy (hard copy also available) - view Stage 2 consultation report.
    • Stage 3 – playground designers will use the community feedback gained in the first two stages in conjunction with budget considerations and guidance from the city's Playspace Strategy (2013) to develop their visions for the Subiaco Common playspace. These options will be presented to the community and the option that receives the most votes and will be installed in Subiaco Common - Consultation closed at 5pm on Tuesday 6 December.