Jeavons Landscape Architects are proud to have been part of the fantastic project at Sir Joseph Banks Park Adventure Playground which opened recently in Botany Bay on the former site of Australia’s first zoological gardens.
The $2.5millon dollar project was funded by grants from the NSW Government’s Legacy Grant and the Open Spaces Program – Places to Play and in association with Bayside Council. Sydney Airport also contributed $200,00 towards increasing the tree canopy to provide wildlife habitat.
Jeavons collaborated with Fleetwood Urban and Bayside Council to develop the design. Fleetwood Urban designed the main playground structure featuring a shell shaped tower at its centre. Construction was by Glascott Landscape & Civil.
The plants selected are endemic to the area and their uses by indigenous peoples were a significant part of the selection for future interpretation and education sources.
Much community consultation was conducted in the process, including feedback from local children. The result of this collaboration is a wonderful space with quiet and active play areas for families and children of all ages and abilities to enjoy for many years.
The playground was opened by Hon Anthony Roberts MP and Bayside Council Mayor, and Dr Christina Curry and well attended.