Project: Bannockburn Heart Precinct
Client: Planit Consulting
Architect: Steley Design
Value: $3 million
Receiving a ‘High Commendation’ for the Playspace Award (>$0.5M) category in the Parks and Leisure Awards Australia, the $3 million Stage One of the Bannockburn Heart Precinct project includes an impressive new water and adventure play space, active recreation equipment, and community facilities including public toilets, seating, BBQs, shade, lighting and landscaped community space.
The Bannockburn Heart features play equipment for toddlers and children, as well as the ninja-style play area for teens, and there are accessible play elements including a flying fox designed for people of all abilities. Of course, the Heart is home to the Shire’s first water play space featuring a splash pad for toddlers and one for bigger kids.
The Heart is home to the Golden Plains Shire’s first water play space with splash pads for toddlers and older children, which will operate from morning to evening, seven days a week. The Heart will have accessible play elements and DDA compliant toilets, making it a regional destination for people with disabilities and their families. Constructed over two stages, the Heart Precinct will transform and activate the Bannockburn CBD, improving liveability, retail spending, and amenity.
Stage One of the Heart project has also delivered an upgraded site for the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market, a new shed for the Bannockburn Scouts, a new car park, the relocation of the Bannockburn Playgroup, and the upgrade of power and fire services at the site. Construction of Stage One of the Bannockburn Heart began on 12 April, 2019 and the goal of completing the project for the Golden Plains community to enjoy in the summer school holidays was achieved. Council continues to seek government support to build Stage 2 of the Precinct featuring a village green and performance stage.
Planit Consulting engaged MDA Consulting Engineers to provide Electrical and Hydraulic engineering consulting services for this project.