The 2016 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards (the Awards) recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces. The Awards are open to playground owners, service providers, design professionals, students, and landscapers from across Australia.
This is a great opportunity to showcase playspace design in action!
The Awards aim to promote inspirational, innovative, best practice play facilities that encourage healthy participation in recreational activities for all children.
EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICES
Winner: Wandana Outdoor Learning Area, Gillies Plains, South Australia
Highly Commended: Fit Kidz Putney Playspace, Putney, NSW
Winner: Skywalker Playground, Kellyville Public School, Kellyville, NSW
Highly Commended: Mater Dei School, Camden, NSW
PUBLIC PLAYSPACES CATEGORY A <$500K
Winner: Eyre Park All Abilities Regional Playspace, Middleton , Western Australia
Highly Commended: Phoenix Park Playspace, Drummoyne, NSW
PUBLIC PLAYSPACES CATEGORY B $500K - $1M
Winner: Valley Reserve SPARC, Mt Waverley, Victoria
Highly Commended: Sydney Park Bike Track, St Peters, NSW
PUBLIC PLAYSPACES CATEGORY C >$1M
Winner: Playford Alive Town Park, Munno Para, South Australia
Highly Commended: Early Start Discovery Space, University of Wollongong, NSW
LEYCESTER MEARES MEMORIAL AWARD
Special Recognition for Innovative Design: The Happy Garden, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW