Published on: May 2021
Local Playgrounds Awarded for Safe and Creative Playspaces
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—I acknowledge the achievement of Sirius Street Playground in Cremorne Point as the runner-up in the Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards. Not only was this achieved in a strongly contested division for Public Play Spaces under $500,000, but this award is extra special as the playground was constructed for less than half of the amount and was competing against playgrounds with double the budget. The Sirius Street Playground is a custom designed playground with a subtle nautical theme that reflects the contemporary foreshore location. It provides a multi-purpose playspace that is accessible to all levels of mobility and is safely secured by fencing along Milson Road. I would also like to acknowledge McMahons Point Community Preschool which received a Commended Award in Category 1A Preschool for its new playground. This playground was successfully coordinated by the Council's Community Development Team and features new timber play elements for children to enjoy. I congratulate both North Sydney Council and McMahons Point Community Preschool for being recognised for delivering safe and creative playspaces for children in my local community.