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We’re committed to making playspaces in NSW more inclusive. Through the Everyone Can Play 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 Everyone Can Play (ECP) program is also helping to achieve 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 playspaces have been delivered across NSW from the first round of grant funding with more playspaces to come.


What's happening now?

The 2020-21 Everyone Can Play grant round is now open, and available to all councils in NSW.


This third round has up to a total of $7 million funding.


Applications are open until (midday) Tuesday 3 November 2020.


Apply now


Webinar series

Everyone Can Play is more than just a grant program. The Guideline and principles are a new way of thinking, where 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

The Guideline was developed through a collaborative process that involved extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation with advocacy and advisory groups representing over 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 in 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 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.


Watch the videos featuring some of the latest parks we launched and promoting more information about the project.

Page last updated: 30/09/2020