Two of Monash Council’s recreation amenities have been recognised on the Parks and Leisure Australia 2021 Awards of Excellence (VIC/TAS).
The Oakleigh Recreation Centre Redevelopment gained Group Facility of the Yr and Wellesley Sensory Playspace was awarded Greatest Playspace below $500,000 on the Parks and Leisure Australia 2021 state Awards.
The $25.35 million Oakleigh Recreation Centre redevelopment, undertaken in 2019/20, remodeled the present centre right into a state-of-the artwork sports activities hub. It was recognised for demonstrating revolutionary design, improvement and operation.
A primary for Monash, Wellesley Sensory Playspace in Glen Waverley engages youngsters with further wants. Impressed by the location’s mature eucalypt timber and resident birds, the child-safe area encourages play by way of sound, sight, contact and scent.
It was recognised for uniting a number of stakeholders, contributing to a ‘sense of place’ and utilizing panorama and/or structural design innovation that delights and aids childhood improvement.
Welcoming the awards for acknowledging two excellent neighborhood initiatives that crammed a necessity and expanded sport and recreation choices for folks of all talents, Monash Mayor, Brian Little acknowledged “these awards underline Monash Council’s dedication to make sure that our sport and recreation amenities are of top of the range, inclusive and contribute to neighborhood well being and wellbeing
“Oakleigh Recreation Centre is an distinctive facility for individuals who get pleasure from taking part in a spread of sports activities and health alternatives. This excellent asset actually encourages the neighborhood to get entangled, get energetic and get match.
“Wellesley Sensory Playspace provides thrilling and academic play for kids of all talents.
“It’s a part of Council’s imaginative and prescient for high quality, enjoyable, accessible, properly designed and maintained playspaces. We enjoyment of seeing youngsters develop bodily, emotionally and socially in these environments. They’re additionally locations the place the neighborhood can grow to be engaged and take an energetic position within the improvement of those youngsters.”
The Oakleigh Recreation Centre redevelopment was funded by Monash Council, State and Federal Governments, and the Waverley Gymnastics Centre. The neighborhood was additionally extensively consulted.
Designed by DWP Australia Pty Ltd and constructed by APM Group, the undertaking considerably expanded the centre’s capabilities to host gymnastics, basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton. It additionally ensured accessibility by the supply of, high quality, fit-for-purpose all talents amenities and changerooms.
The Centre has 5 new indoor basketball courts, together with a present courtroom with a 3m x 5m video display screen and retractable seating for 550 spectators, an upgraded fitness center and group health rooms.
The previous stadium part of the outdated centre is now a regional degree house for the Waverley Gymnastics Centre.
Wellesley Reserve Sensory Playspace was developed below the Monash Playground and Playspace Technique 2020.
The undertaking prolonged the present playspace and is absolutely fenced with a baby secure gate. It options:
- New accessible pathways with artworks, textures and treasure
- Customized carved tea occasion desk and chairs with checkerboard
- An inviting and playful atmosphere filled with sensory design components
- Decorative and sensory crops and timber with a wide range of colors and textures to stimulate the senses of contact, scent and sight
- Tyre sound bouncers and sound sculptures
- A spinning cup and wheel on the finish of the rainbow
- A wavy carnival mirror.
Because the winner of two State awards, these two initiatives will now compete within the nationwide awards that might be introduced later this yr.’
Photographs: Wellesley Reserve Sensory Playspace (prime) and the Oakleigh Recreation Centre (under).
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