Playground Equipment Removed
A recent independent safety inspection of the playground equipment in Samuel Phillips Park revealed a wide range of compliance issues. Some were due to age and deterioration, others because playground safety standards have become stricter since the equipment was originally installed. Given Council’s awareness of the potential safety risks the playground represented, action needed to be taken.

Because of the cost and difficulty of bringing the equipment up to the required standard – and considering the new playgrounds being installed at Cecil Newton Park – Council has removed the play equipment. Unfortunately, because it did not meet current standards, Council was not able to sell/give away the old equipment. Had it done so, the Shire would have potentially remained liable for future injuries or incidents that it may have caused.

Have A Say in the Park’s Future
This leaves us with a blank canvas at Samuel Phillips Park! Council is seeking community submissions for future uses for the space that we can incorporate into our Corporate Business Plan and future budgets.

To provide feedback, please complete this online survey.

Alternatively, you can collect a paper copy from the Shire Office during business hours.

The survey will close at midnight on Friday 30 April 2021.

More Information
For more information, contact Margaret Rowe, Community Development Officer on 08 9928 1102 or email

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