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Cumberland City Council
August 2019 — February 2020
Merrylands, NSW
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Daracon Landscaping were awarded this very competitive open tender from Cumberland City Council in mid 2019. The newly constructed all abilities playground sits with a protected nature reserve located in the Western Suburbs of Sydney.

The area was first used for clay extraction pits and kilns for bricks making in the early 1970. The design of the park began at that time with the park established in 1976 across 12 hectares (30 acres) and now sits within the nature reserve, gardens,
fauna and wildlife park known as the Central Gardens Nature Reserve. 

The initial demolition works started in August 2019 with the removal and disposal of the nominated play equipment and portion of the shade sail structure.

Scope of Works

  • Demolition and disposal of the nominated play equipment and portion of the shade sail;
  • Excavation and disposal of excess spoil to licensed waste facility;
  • Connection of services including potable water, stormwater and electricity;
  • Design, document and construct a bespoke new custom timber play structure with tunnels, climbing wall and alteration to the existing shade sail;
  • Supply and install water play items and relocation of the existing Liberty swing;
  • Supply and install playground elements including swings, large space net, musical instruments, slides, trampolines and carousel;
  • Supply and laying of rubber softfall and softfall mulch;
  • Installation of new gardens, turf and irrigation system; and
  • Maintain the whole area for a 12 month period.


  • Creating a new playground within a fully functioning nature reserve open to the public every day;
  • All deliveries being met at the main gate and walked in for public protection;
  • Modifying old structures to look like new again; and
  • Maintain minimal disturbance with all deliveries to the adjacent turfed kick about area for weekend use.
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