Give us your ideas for major playspace

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Council is seeking community ideas about what should be included in the largest playspace Monash has ever created.

Council has allocated $600,000 in its 2014/2015 budget to create a regionally significant playspace in Mount Waverley's Valley Reserve. This funding will provide for stage 1 of the project with further stages planned in coming years.

The playspace will be for people of all ages, catering for younger children and their parents but also for older people, teenagers and young adults.

Valley Reserve was chosen for several reasons, including that it is already a destination for family events. The intention is for the playspace to complement the reserve's natural appeal by featuring adventure play, obstacle courses, and fitness for people of all ages.

The project is called 'SPARC in the park' to reflect its five key principles: Socially Inclusive, Playful, Active, Relevant and Connected.

We encourage residents to share with us their vision for the playspace and their views on what equipment or supporting infrastructure (such as BBQs, shelter or drinking fountains) they would like to see included.

People can have their say:

  • by coming along to a community get together (with FREE BBQ) at Valley Reserve onSaturday 19 July, from 11am-1pm. Please meet at the picnic area (vehicle entrance off Waimarie Drive). If it is raining, we will meet in the scout hall
  • by dropping in to feedback meetings at the Mount Waverley Library (41 Miller Crescent) on Tuesday 22 July, between either 11am-12.30pm or 3.30pm-5pm
  • by joining in an online conversation at
  • by sharing their views over the phone (9518 3559) or via email


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