Project Status: Completed

What we’re doing

As part of our program to look after our beautiful neighbourhood parks, we’re upgrading Peace Park in Chippendale.

Based on the feedback we received from the community, the approved design for Peace Park includes:

  • a new fenced play area with a curly slide, straight slide, fire pole and shopfront
  • a 3-seat swing set, which includes a baby seat
  • nature play, including stepping stones and logs
  • more seating in both sunny and shady locations
  • new turfed area
  • a new water bubbler and dog bowl
  • better drainage to capture rainwater for use in the park.

The playground will be closed during the upgrade. The nearest playgrounds are:

There will be some machinery noise and dust. Some street parking may be temporarily unavailable during construction. We will minimise the impacts as much as we can.

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How we consulted the community

Since 2019 we undertook 3 rounds of formal consultation on improving Peace Park.

In November 2019 we asked people how they use the park and what they would like us to include in the upgrade. We received 58 survey responses, and we also met with local residents and children’s services.

We used this feedback to develop the concept design, and in July 2020 we asked the community for feedback on the design. We received 64 survey responses, and met with community members online.

The community requested we retain the park’s trees, support the natural turf, and review the shared path and the location of the Birds of Peace & Industry mosaics. We also received requests for better lighting and drainage, and more play opportunities and seating.

In October 2020 we met with a small group of community members in the park to get more detailed feedback. We then modified the design and in November 2020 we asked the community for feedback. We received 18 survey responses and we used this feedback to refine the design, which was approved by Council in February 2021.