Your feedback on the proposed design for Ethel Street playground, Erskineville

We’re planning to upgrade the playground at Ethel Street, Erskineville.

Small park with a swing

Project Status: Open for feedback

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What we’re doing

We plan to upgrade the playground at Ethel Street, Erskineville.

We’ve developed a concept plan for the park based on your feedback from our consultation in late 2020. The aim is to increase areas of open turf grass and provide space for everyone in the park.

The proposal for Ethel Street playground includes: 

  • retaining the mature trees, adding more understorey shrubs and increasing and improving the grass area
  • refurbishing the existing park benches and providing a new communal bench
  • replacing the swing and providing new nature play opportunities
  • improving the barrier edge and bollard protection around the park and providing a low fence
  • adding a new kerb ramp to improve access
  • adding traffic calming measures including a speed hump and planted median strip to improve safety.

Next steps

We will report all feedback and design changes to Council, and we will continue to a detailed design. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project.

Why we’re doing this

This is part of our parks upgrade program where over the next 10 years we will upgrade more than 60 parks across the City of Sydney area, from small pocket parks to larger local parks.

We’re asking local community groups and residents for their feedback on the concept design. We’re interested in understanding who uses the current playground, what works and what doesn’t. We’d also like to hear any ideas you have for the new playground.

Artist’s impression

Artist impression, Ethel Street Playground upgrade
Ethel Street Playground upgrade – concept designPDF · 254.11 KB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 26 April 2021.

We have a range of ways you can provide your feedback:

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your feedback.