ANZAC Park all-abilities playground

Federal Government announces
Federal Government announces commitment of $1.3m towards an all abilities playground (and associated amenities and supporting infrastructure) in Anzac Park, Somerset.
Stakeholder engagement
Ongoing consultation with project partners and key stakeholders
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
Opening fun day
March 27, 2019
June-Dec 2019
Feb-April 2020
April 2021
Oct 2021
6 April 2023
Easter Saturday 2023

Detailed description

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

The $2.55-million-dollar project has secured $1.365 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme and a further $635,000 has been 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 ANZAC Park will be open to the public from Thursday April 6, with food vans and family fun planned between 11am and 2pm on SATURDAY, APRIL 8th.


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. 

Construction is expected to begin in January 2022 and be completed by Easter 2023. Timelines will be updated here as new information is known.