Your feedback on the proposed design for Robyn Kemmis Reserve, Glebe

We’ve developed a proposed concept plan for Robyn Kemmis Reserve.

Project Status: Under review

Public consultation period to

What we’re doing

We plan to upgrade Robyn Kemmis Reserve and playground in Glebe.

We’ve developed a concept plan for the park based on your feedback from our consultation earlier this year.

Our concept design combines traditional and nature play, and includes:

  • new slides, climbing ropes and play panels for children one to 12 years old
  • a double swing set, see-saw and spring rocker
  • a nature play area with natural surfaces, plants and sandstone boulders
  • an upgraded barbecue area with seating and paving
  • more small trees and shrubs
  • a gated fence with low planting around the park boundary.

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.

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 the project.

Location plan shows Robyn Kemmis Reserve in relation to surrounding area. Illustrated artist impression shows Robyn Kemmis Reserve looking from Franklyn Street. The image includes the existing trees and indicative drawings of the new plantings, furniture and play equipment. Other images include examples of nature play and timber balancing beams, play structure with slide, a double swing set and a concrete loop path and seating area.
Concept design includes play structure with slides, climbing ropes and interactive panels suitable for children, double swing set with strap and bucket seat, stepping pods trail, single rocker. Nature play area includes mixed natural surfacing, sandstone steppers, large sandstone boulders and swale planting. Design includes concrete footpath, barbecue with seating and paving, paved path to replace grass verge and increase total path width, quiet zone, small tree planting, renewed existing mulched planting area, 700mm high gated fence with low boundary planting around park boundary and existing community building.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 6 November 2023.

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

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