Burrumarra Avenue play space

Project status: In progress

How to have YourSay

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the preliminary design for a significant upgrade to Burrumarra Avenue play space in Ngunnawal. Feedback closed on Sunday 11 December 2022.

We are currently reviewing the feedback received ahead of releasing the final designs in 2023.

We are also delivering significant upgrades to play spaces in Aranda, Chisholm, Gordon, Kaleen and Lyons. Visit the better play spaces page to learn more.

We are looking at

Earlier this year, we received 128 pieces of feedback in total via the online survey, email, social media and a face to face pop up. This feedback informed the preliminary design for the Burrumarra Avenue play space in Ngunnawal which we shared with the community in late 2022 ahead of finalising the design for construction in 2023.

We will use your views to

Feedback received during this second phase of engagement will be used to finalise the designs ahead of construction procurement in 2023.

Design

What you told us you’d like to see

  • Amenities: furniture for sitting, eating or studying; more shade or covered areas; increased accessibility and usability and safety improvements such as fences, gates and paths.
  • Play equipment/elements: nature play; slides, forts and climbing structures; more diverse or multi-use play elements.

How we have used your feedback

  • New shade sail with cultural artwork on the posts over an all-ages accessible play area.
  • Shelter and picnic table.
  • Fencing, gates, and a concrete path.
  • Seating.
  • Slides and climbing structures with Ngunnawal cultural play elements.

Preliminary design

Click here to see a full-screen version of the preliminary design.

Map displaying improvements at the Burrumarra Avenue play space in Ngunnawal.

Map displaying improvements at the Burrumarra Avenue play space in Ngunnawal.

Provide your feedback

Cultural design elements

The region where the Ngunnawal play space upgrade is planned holds an ancient cultural and spiritual connection to the Ngunnawal people and has for thousands of years. This region is traditionally known to the Ngunnawal people as Ginninderra meaning ‘Sparkling ray of Light’ and is rich in cultural resources such as the Ginninderra Creek. The region also holds many significant sacred sites and locations such as the Grinding Grooves at Percival Hill and the Stone Quarry at Mulligans Flat. The Ginninderra region is rich in native woodlands such as the Yellow Blakely Red Gum which the Ngunnawal people continue to use to create many native tools such as the Coolamons which were used to collect water and carry small children.

The artwork for Ngunnawal, by artist and cultural consultant Bradley Mapiva Brown, reflects these connections to Ginninderra (Sparking ray of light), Ginninderra Creek, native woodlands and the gatherings and ceremony which took place across this region by the Ngunnawal people. Bagariin Ngunnawal Cultural Consulting provided several recommendations to showcase the play space theme. Recommendations includes in the play space design are:

  • artwork wrapped on posts and equipment,
  • blue slides symbolising Ginninderra Creek and Falls,
  • nature play elements and colours of blues and purples.
Ngunnawal cultural elements included in the preliminary design for Burrumarra Avenue play space improvements.

Ngunnawal cultural elements included in the preliminary design for Burrumarra Avenue play space improvements.