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ANZAC Park all-abilities playground

Federal Government announces
Federal Government announces commitment of $1.3m towards an all abilities playground.
Project preparation
Ongoing - including land surveying and Geotech reports
Concept design released
Concept design and images circulated for public feedback.
Construction begins
site prep, underground services, infrastructure removal, earthworks, playground demolition, carpark and roadworks, playground construction
Playground opens to public
The new All-Abilities playground is opened to the public.
March 27, 2019
Feb-April 2020
April 2021
Oct 2021
6 April 2023

Detailed description

Waratah-Wynyard Council in partnership with local charitable organisation The Fairy Godmothers have created a destination playground at Somerset’s ANZAC Park that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.

The $2.55-million-dollar project secured $1.365 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme and a further $635,000 was allocated by Council.

Creating a destination-accessible playground – designed to offer the largest range of activities and sensory play experiences in a custom-designed setting for people of all ages and abilities – is one of the key recommendations of Waratah-Wynyard Council’s Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan (OSSR) 2017-2027 and Waratah-Wynyard’s Destination Action Plan.

Council, along with project partners The Fairy Godmothers, are delighted to announce that the ANZAC Park was opened to the public on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Facilities include a barbecue shelter, which caters for family and club gatherings, picnic tables, electric barbecues and drinking water. In addition to the new all-abilities playground, a large area of parkland lends itself to the impromptu game of cricket, football and outdoor activity.

Please note that disability-friendly toilets are available at the park. Additional ‘Changing Places’ facility and liberty swing are available but require the use of a MLAK key. For more information, please visit Please note that the council is unable to issue MLAK keys to the public.


After being approached by The Fairy Godmothers to create a safe, fun and inclusive space that caters for all and meets changing community expectations for outdoor play areas. Council secured funding to construct a destination play-space that will realise the vision for a park that is fun, inclusive and accessible for everyone.

The total cost of the project is $2.55 million. The Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme has pledged $1.365 million, Waratah-Wynyard Council has committed $635,000; and the Fairy Godmothers will make up the difference. 

Yes - the new all-abilities playground is open for public use. Note the use of the disabled toilets and disability liberty swing requires the use of a MLAK key.