Nedlands’ All Abilities Play Space wins top national award

Nedlands’ All Abilities Play Space wins top national award

At a prestigious award presentation in Melbourne last week, the City of Nedlands Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space won a coveted National Landscape Architecture Award in the Play Spaces Category of the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards.

The Award certificate cites Rotary Clubs from Nedlands, Subiaco and West Perth, the City of Nedlands and Earthcare Landscapes as project partners of this landmark facility.

Landscape Architect Ms Fiona Robbé of Architects of Arcadia, accepted the award on behalf of the project partners, stating the win was a tribute to the City’s visionary approach and ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders.

The project named ‘Everyone can play: A guideline to create inclusive playspaces' set out to show that play is for everyone, regardless of age, ability or cultural background.  

The Everyone Can Play Guideline is a best practice toolkit for councils, community leaders and landscape architects.  It is a reference guide for creating world-class playspaces that are designed to include everyone in the community.

City of Nedlands Mayor, Max Hipkins praised the project partners for their insight and creativity and declared the project an outstanding success.

“This is a jewel in the City’s crown, providing state-of-the-art equipment suitable for all abilities, set in a beautiful riverside location,” Mr Hipkins said.

The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space is open seven days a week and is free of charge to enter.