Wodonga Council
Castle Heights playground design

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Castle Heights playground design

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Castle Heights playground design


Why we're consulting

Wodonga Council proposes to upgrade the playground at Castle Heights, off Beechworth Road, Wodonga.
The existing features within the reserve are a basketball ring, springers, slide and swings. These were installed in the mid-1990’s and are due to be replaced as part of council’s Playground Strategy 2016- 2020.
Under our Playground Strategy, the park is categorised a local park. 
A local play space serves homes generally within 10 minutes’ walk or 500m for families and its primary purpose is for play and social/family recreation. It should have seats and tables and tree shade but shelters, barbecues, toilets and parking are not required as visits are likely to be of short duration.
We are asking for community feedback to identify design elements which may meet the needs of the community or fall short of expectations. 
In submitting feedback, you have the opportunity to vote for your preferred multiplay unit (which is focussed toward younger children) and your preferred central senior play area. You can also submit general feedback regarding the playground and the proposed designs.

What we hope to achieve

Council hopes to select and install a playground design that meets the needs of the community, creating a safe, fun and user friendly space for families.

Proposed design

There are two options for the multiplay unit (which is focussed toward younger children) and two options for the central senior play area.
You will find a selection of illustrations of the design options below. Alternatively, you can view the design options in more detail in the available document library.

Multiplay unit:

  • Option 1 - Multiplay unit with slides, rope climbing wall, shop front and fireman’s pole
  • Option 2 - Multiplay unit with slide, rope climbing wall, shop front, monkey bars and a stand alone toddler cubby

Note: Hover over the images to see what option the image relates to

Central senior play area:

  • Option 1 - Ninja Course Elements; sway bars, stepping stones, glider, hurdles and a swinging bridge
  • Option 2 - Freestanding items including a tornado swing, a spinning/climbing concord and orbit hemisphere 

Note: Hover over the images to see what option the image relates to

In addition to a multiplay unit and central senior play area, the playground will also feature;

  • A new basketball backboard and ring with an expanded playing area for half-court basketball
  • Swings will be retained from the existing playground.
  • Additional site improvements which will include connecting pathways, shade and a picnic shelter with wheelchair friendly table.

Ways to have your say

This consultation is open from Monday, February 13 to Monday, March 6.

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Wodonga or visits the municipality and uses the facilities, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

Ways to provide feedback for consideration:

  • Complete the online submission form below
  • Email: makewodongayours@wodonga.vic.gov.au
  • Have a chat face-to-face: 4.30pm to 6pm Monday, February 27 at Castle Heights playground.
  • Write to: PO Box 923, Wodonga, VIC 3690
  • Phone: (02) 6022 9300
Monday, February 13, 2023

·         This consultation is open for public comment and contribution between Monday, February 13 and Monday, March 6. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

This consultation is now closed. Thank you everyone for your feedback.

Location: Castle Heights playground

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Castle Heights playground design' and will be received up until Monday, March 6. They can also be sent by:

  • Consult

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  • Involve

    Learn from community members and receive feedback to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

  • Collaborate

    Joint learning, decision making and actions between Council and community members

Document Library
Key Dates
  • Monday, February 27, 2023

    Pop-Up Session
    Castle Heights playground
    4.30pm to 6pm

Life Cycle
  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between February 13 and March 6, 2023

  • Under review

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed and the project team is reviewing feedback.

  • Final report

    The project team will report back on the key outcomes of the consultation and they will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.

Who's Listening
Sport and Recreation

Wodonga Council

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