Kidsafe NSW Inc. Newsletter
July 2013
24 Jul 2013

In This Issue


Kidsafe NSW Demonstration Safety Playspace Renovation 2013

Kidsafe NSW, with the support of funding from the NSW Community Building Partnership Program and generous donations of equipment and labour from the playground industry, has been able to renovate the demonstration playspace.

The demonstration safety playspace is located at Kidsafe House on the grounds of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. 

Review of Plan Service

The Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit is available to review your plans. Please call for a quote and once a signed service agreement is received we can proceed with your review of plan. Prices start at $350 and each quote is prepared on an individual basis. Submit your playground plans to the PAU for assessment against the Australian Standards for playgrounds. 

Sand for Play

Sand is a universal product that has a variety of uses. Two of the main uses of sand in relation to playgrounds is to fill sandpits and also as certified playground surfacing beneath and surrounding equipment items.

Below is some useful information on selection and cleaning sand used in playspaces. 

Missing Trees: The inside story of an outdoor nation

By Planet Ark.
In support of National Tree Day on Sunday the 28th of July 2013, Planet Ark have commissioned a report about Australia's relationship with the great outdoors.

Time spent outdoors in nature by children has been linked to a range of health and wellbeing benefits. 

Play yards: Backyards for families without their own

Tanya Vincent, Principal Urban Designer, JBA

The staffed public playground, pioneered in Australia in the 1930’s but forgotten over the last few decades, is making a comeback. Play yards for children 0-16 years and their families were last seen in inner city Sydney in 1975. They disappeared as families left the inner city. Urban centres are now becoming denser, and families are increasingly attracted to urban lifestyles. Staffed public playgrounds for our young people to play and be with their friends may be returning too. 

Standards Update

To keep you informed about Australian Standards related to play safety the Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit provides information in each newsletter about what's happening in the world of Standards. 

Support Kidsafe NSW in the 2013 Sun-Herald City2Surf

The Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac aims to raise much needed funds for charity. Last year the event raised more than $4 million for charities across the country and you can help us raise even more in 2013. 

Playspace Pick- Interactive Mural, Livvi's Place, Five Dock

The Interactive Mural at Livvi’s Place shares stories in a way that encourages open mindedness and communication.
The mural was awarded a highly commended in the Kidsafe 2012 National Playspace Design Awards: Innovative Design Elements category.

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