Consultation has concluded.

Council is proposing to upgrade Frank Nichols Reserve in Warner. Parks and open space play a critical role in providing recreation whilst promoting health and wellbeing for members of the community. In addition, parks provide intrinsic environmental and aesthetic values that also benefit the region.

The project has emerged as a result of some of the existing play equipment reaching the end of its serviceable lifespan and the need to bring the park up to Council’s Desired Standards of Service (DSS) for a park of this size.

The park upgrades are intended to include:

  • new senior play elements to complement the existing junior play equipment on Sanderling Drive (which is to be retained),
  • a new shelter,
  • picnic facilities,
  • water bubbler,
  • planting,
  • shade trees, and
  • a range of new nature play elements.

The ageing climbing net, rotary swing and helicopter rocker have reached the end of their serviceable lifespan and will be removed. This is intended to be the first stage in a longer-term upgrade to the park subject to future funding and community consultation.

Funding for the construction of the new playground has been brought forward to this year following the announcement that Council has secured over $5 million thanks to the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP). The LRCIP funding will enable Council to fast-track the delivery of almost $7.5 million worth of shovel-ready projects around the region, including construction of Frank Nichols Reserve playground, which is due for completion by December 2021.

Share your feedback

Council sought feedback on the Frank Nichols Reserve upgrade between Monday 15 March and 5pm, Friday 30 April 2021.

Council would like to thank participants for their feedback and involvement in the community consultation process. All feedback will be considered as the design is further developed.

The Frank Nichols Reserve upgrades, Warner survey has now concluded