The Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards (the Awards) are held every 2 years to recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces across Australia and showcase what designers and builders can achieve in public places, schools and education and care centres.
An award winning playspace offers a wide range of play activities including challenge areas for climbing and balancing; discovery areas for exploring and pretend play; a place where children of all ages and abilities feel included and comfortable to stay for a while. They may even include trees and boulders for climbing and scrambling!!!!!
The next Awards are scheduled for 2018.
2016 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards
National Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 25 October 2016
About The Awards
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.
The winners are:
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 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
Click below to view the winners of the 2016 Awards: