Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space

The need for an outdoor youth facility with larger adventure play spaces for 12-17 year old's was identified as a high priority in the 2014 Camden Recreation Demand Study.

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Summary

Project Name: Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space
Project Address: Birriwa Reserve - Corner of Waterworth Drive and Welling Drive, Mount Annan - Location Map
Ward: Central
Project Outcome: This project will provide a recreational youth outdoor play space for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17 to engage with each other in a passive non-competitive way.
Project Budget: $1.67 Million
Completion Date: May 2016

 


About the Project

The Camden Recreation Demand Study was undertaken in 2013. This study identified the need for the development of an outdoor youth facility/plaza with larger adventure playgrounds to meet the needs of 12-17 year olds in the Camden LGA, as one of the top ten priorities. The location of this facility was decided owing to the growing youth population located in and around this area. Listed below are the criteria used to help determine this area as an appropriate site to provide these activities:

  • High visibility with strong passive surveillance
  • Adequate distance from residential dwellings
  • Close proximity to retail/food/drink supply
  • Close proximity to toilet facilities
  • Other complimentary facilities such as sporting facilities\
  • Easy access by path/cycle way/public transport

The Outdoor Youth Space will include play space with equipment for older children. Specific installations include:

  • BBQ shelters and park furniture
  • Car park
  • Upgrade of the multi purpose hard courts
  • A variety of play experiences including climbing equipment and a cable ride
  • Toilet facilities
  • Extensive landscaping and turfed area
  • Large garden area

 


Timing

Construction commenced on 11 January 2016 and was completed in May 2016.

 


Construction Impacts

A partial closure of Birriwa Reserve was required for construction to occur safely. Council has environmental controls in place to minimise the effects of these hazards on surrounding residents.

 


Latest Update

Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space was officially opened on Saturday 21 May 2016.

 


More Information

  • Call Camden Council on 02 4654 7777
  • Write to:
    Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space
    Recreation & Sustainability Branch
    Community Infrastructure Division
    Camden Council
    PO Box 183
    CAMDEN NSW 2570

 


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