Barwon River Playground Renewal

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The Barwon River Playground is a much loved local playground, constructed in 2001.

This playground is now due for replacement as part of Council's Asset Renewal Program, which focuses on replacing existing equipment with new equipment that provides a similar play experience. 

The final design(PDF, 4MB) uses natural timber with pops of colour throughout. A timber post and wire fence will be built as a barrier to the road for safety. The existing artwork will be saved and stored to be used on a future project.

Construction of the playground renewal has been delayed. Construction is now due to commence during term two (May / June 2020), with the aim of being completed in time for the winter school holidays at the end of June.

These dates are approximate only and are subject to change due to any restrictions as a result of COVID-19 that are ultimately out of Council's control.

Future Winchelsea Adventure Playground

The Growing Winchelsea Strategic Plan (2015) identified ‘the staged development of a regional adventure playground (building on the existing playground facility)’ as a high priority community infrastructure project.  Council has included the Winchelsea Adventure Playground in its Advocacy Program and has initiated a concept design process to be in a better position to attract partner funding to construct the facility.

If you would like to be part of the community consultation process for the playground design or just wish to receive project updates, please confirm your interest by email to 


Project Background

During 2019 community feedback helped shape the concept design, and a playground committee was formed to determine materials, colours and artwork.

Features of the playground renewal include:

  • a large play unit with sheltered sections and lots of challenging play aspects
  • a new swing set with both standard and toddler swing seats
  • an accessible basket swing with rubber softfall
  • accessible musical elements
  • an new digger for the sand play area
  • a barrier for separation from the road for safety
  • feature tree plantings within the play space for additional shade
  • internal accessible path linking to future adventure playground location

Existing artwork onsite will be retained for future use.   

Draft Concept Design (click to open full size version)jpg-Barwon-River-Play-Space_Colour-Plan_REV.jpg(PDF, 4MB)