Published 09 December 2020

The development of a $1.2 million inclusive playspace at Modbury’s Edinburgh Reserve gets the green light to proceed.

Having considered the community engagement outcomes, Council endorsed the project at its 8 December meeting. Of the 118 responses received during the consultation, 70% of them were in favour of the proposed upgrade.

Deputy Mayor, Lucas Jones said the playspace would be the first of its kind in the City of Tea Tree Gully and would complement Council’s already expansive network of more than 120 playgrounds.

“It is the first playspace that will truly serve the entire community, being designed for people of all ages and abilities”, he said.

Along with an accessible fenced playspace, the works will include indented carparks, off street parking, footpaths, public toilets, landscaping including biodiversity plantings, public art and park furniture. 

To improve the biodiversity of the area, the existing trees will be retained and an additional 5,000 plants will be planted within the Edinburgh Reserve section of the corridor.

The $1.2 million project will be jointly funded, with $600,000 coming from the State Government’s Open Space Fund and $600,000 from Council.

Council also voted to fund an upgrade to the Montague Road junction into the Edinburgh road area. This project aligns with the traffic management study recommendations and will be funded by the The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

The playspace supports the objectives of the City of Tea Tree Gully’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) as Council plans to improve inclusivity within the City.

The playspace is expected to be open for community in late 2021.