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We’re making playspaces in NSW more inclusive. Through the Everyone Can Play (ECP) Guideline and grant program we are helping designers and councils deliver playspaces that are designed to be more inclusive of everyone in the community.


The ECP program is also helping to deliver the Premier's Priorities of quality green, open and public space within 10 minutes' walk of urban areas and increased tree canopy across Greater Sydney with a tree planting component of the funding program.


So far more than 20 new or improved inclusive playspaces have been delivered across NSW from the previous rounds of grant funding with more playspaces to come.


What's happening now?

The 2020-21 Everyone Can Play grant round closed at 12pm, 3 November 2020.


This third round has a total of up to $4 million in funding available to all councils in NSW, with an additional $3 million earmarked for eligible applications from bushfire and drought affected LGAs that can demonstrate benefits to affected communities.


All applicants will be notified of the grant outcomes in early 2021


Find out more about the 2020-21 Everyone Can Play grant.


Webinar series

Everyone Can Play is more than just a grant program. The Guideline and principles are a new way of thinking, showing how small changes can mean big results and create a legacy of inclusive play. In our webinar series, you can:

  • hear more about the Guideline and process for the 2020-21 ECP grant round. This information will help in the preparation of your application for funding to deliver new or upgrade inclusive playspaces in your Local Government Area.
  • learn how other councils are using the Guideline and strategically embedding the principles within their organisation and delivering inclusive play for communities.


If you are interested in these webinars, you can watch the following recordings:


Everyone Can Play Guideline

We developed the Guideline by working with more than 50 stakeholders from local government, landscape architecture, disability advocates, industry representatives, parents and educators.


The Guideline outlines the process and tools for inclusive play. It presents a new way of thinking about how playspaces are planned, designed and managed. The Guideline asks designers and planners of playspaces three simple questions: Can I get there? Can I play? Can I stay?


Inside the Guideline is a playspace evaluation checklist to assist with the review of existing playspaces and designs to ensure that more people can get to, play and stay at existing playspaces in our communities.


A set of six design principles is also included in the Guideline to provide best practice recommendations to inspire and prompt designers to deliver more inclusive play for everyone.


We’ve worked hard to ensure the Guideline will meet the needs of our playspace planners, designers and creators. The document is available for download via the link below.


View the Guideline


Check out the website

The Everyone Can Play website provides resources including toolkits, news articles, case studies and examples to assist in the planning, creation and delivery of inclusive playspaces. Design resources are available for download from the website including the Everyone Can Play Guideline, the Consultation Report, design and evaluation toolkits and information about the Everyone Can Play Grant Program.


Everyone can Play website


Everyone Can Play latest videos

We’re releasing new inclusive playspaces all around NSW.


These videos feature some of most recently launched parks and provide more information about the project.

More information

For more detailed information about the project, you can:

Page last updated: 29/01/2021