Fenced playground for Wynnum Manly

Principal Petitioner Amanda Donnet, Wynnum
Date Closed Fri, 23 Oct 2015 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 165 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor and Councillors the request to provide a fenced playground in the Wynnum/Manly ward. The provision of fenced playgrounds is an important part of providing diverse and inclusive play spaces. Fenced playgrounds help to increase the accessibility of play spaces for many segments of the community including:  parents/carers of multiple children (including family day-carers), parents/carers with mobility issues (such as pregnant mothers, grandparents caring for children), parents/carers with an injury or disability, parents/carers of children with a disability, who may not follow direction or be aware of dangers, breastfeeding mothers, anyone who wants to utilise a park with adjacent hazards, such as roads and the water. While there is an increasing number of fenced playgrounds in Brisbane, the Wynnum Manly ward remains without a fenced playground. Wynnum Manly is an area with an increasing number of young families and is undergoing rapid development and growth. As the urban landscape evolves, so does the need for diverse and inclusive communal green space, including fenced playgrounds.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Brisbane City Council commit to the provision of a fenced playground in the Wynnum/Manly area, preferably by fencing an existing play space along the foreshore.

Council response

Dear Petitioners

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 31 May 2016. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council will list the installation of fencing at Lota Camping Reserve for future capital funding. Lota Camping Reserve lends itself to this option as it is a sizeable playground that caters for a large array of age groups. If fenced, this area will have a large circulation space within it, allowing park users to enjoy the space without the area being overcrowded.