Opening of Steel Park inclusive playground and Cooks River Parklands upgrade

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne will officially open the inclusive playground and Cooks River Parklands upgrade on Wednesday, 6 November, 12pm.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese will also attend.

Media are invited. Please RSVP to the Communications team.

The free celebration includes a barbecue and face painting.

This project is part of the 2016 Cooks River Parklands Masterplan. As part of the upgrade, Council has delivered:

• The new inclusive playground
• New pedestrian path with lighting
• Shared path lighting
• New park furniture and plantings
• Bioretention and raingarden system
• Expansion of the adjoining, highly popular Waterplay Park

This will be Inner West Council’s first inclusive playground.

The playground was designed in collaboration with Inner West citizens and the Touched by Olivia Foundation, which assists communities to create special places that encourage and invite social inclusion through play.

The improvements are part of the $5 million upgrade of the Cooks River Parklands - a connected series of open spaces that form the northern corridor of the lower Cooks River.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E:


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