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St Peters Fences Playspace

St Peters Fences Playground is a playspace and permanent public artwork that records the character of local homes and streetscapes impacted in the creation of the WestConnex motorway.

Designed by Mike Hewson, the playspace was informed by a local historian and community members who shared their stories to inform the design. Locals also contributed to the build of the playspace through the donation of plants and structural items, including bricks and cast iron fences.

The playspace is predominantly constructed using these local salvaged materials. It includes innovative features, such as a rubber soft fall designed to look like concrete, swings that hang from the facade of a terrace house and climbing walls that reference residential fences, to create a unique playspace that visually communicates local history.