New playground in the north

Monday, 2 December 2019

The City is calling for community input on a new sub-regional playground at Goldsworthy Reserve in Corio.

We are seeking ideas into the design of the new facility, which will be situated on unused land adjacent the reserve’s upgraded athletics track.

Nature-based play is intended to be a key component of the playground, with the natural elements and landscape to serve as features.

Potential features include gardens, trees, hills, open lawn, mud flats, sand and tree houses.

Concept drawings and a video have been released on the City’s website at to help generate further ideas from the community.

Residents can provide their input via an online survey or pick up a copy from the City’s customer service office in the Corio Shopping Centre.

The survey is open until 20 December.

The City has committed $350,000 towards the sub-regional facility, which will be a similar size to Gateway Sanctuary (Leopold) and Kingston Park (Ocean Grove) playgrounds.

The playground follows on from the $1.3 million upgrade of Goldsworthy Reserve’s athletics track, which was fully funded by the City.

The brand new, state-of-the-art facility was officially opened in October. 

Cr Ron Nelson, Chair, Sport and Recreation portfolio

We want this playground to be unique and meet the specific needs of the local Corio and Norlane community. A concept has been created to show how the space could be used, but we would like residents in the north to provide their vision and make this playground their own.
We want families to embrace this opportunity to help create a play space that will deliver them joy for many years to come.


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