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More inclusive playspaces will be rolled out across the state, with $4 million to be shared between 29 councils in the fourth and final round of the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program.


Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the funding will support the delivery of 33 new or upgraded playspaces across NSW.


“All communities should have access to great public spaces, and the Everyone Can Play program is providing people of all ages and abilities with places to come together and have fun,” Mr Stokes said.


“Since 2018 we’ve invested $15 million into 108 new or improved playspaces in Greater Sydney and regional NSW. We’re thrilled to announce funding for another 33 projects, providing more and better public play facilities everyone can enjoy.


“This award-winning program asks three simple questions to inform best practice inclusive design – Can I get there? Can I play? Can I stay?


Some of the 33 projects funded in the final round of the Everyone Can Play program include:

  • Wollongong City Council: $200,000 for an inclusive playspace in Stuart Park;
  • City of Canada Bay Council: $200,000 for an inclusive nature playspace in Queen Elizabeth Park;
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council: $200,000 for a new inclusive nature playspace in Marulan Village;
  • Georges River Council: $200,000 for a new inclusive playspace in Oleander Reserve;
  • Cumberland City Council: $75,000 for an upgrade to the Ruth Street Park playspace; and
  • Upper Hunter Shire Council: $74,000 for an upgrade to the Amaroo Park playspace.

The Everyone Can Play program was established in 2018 as part of the NSW Government’s $290 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney package. It supports the Government’s target of increasing public access to quality, walkable, green and open public space.

An additional $4 million is also up for grabs for councils across Greater Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program.

Mr Stokes said the NSW Government will match councils dollar-for-dollar for new and improved parks, cycleways and greenspaces.

“Last year, we awarded almost $4 million to support 12 councils to deliver 13 projects and it’s now time for councils to nominate again for more projects.” 

Applications for the Metropolitan Greenspace Program are open until 4 March 2022.

For further details, visit the Metropolitan-Greenspace program web page.

A full list of Everyone Can Play grant recipients is available at the Everyone Can Play grant web page.