MidCoast Playspace Strategy – Final



The MidCoast Playspace Strategy 2023 – 2035 is the most contemporary strategy of its type in Australia, having been adopted by Council in December 2023.

The Playspace Strategy forms part of the MidCoast Parks and Recreation Planning Portfolio, which includes the following documents:

  • MidCoast Open Space and Recreation Strategy 2023 – 2035 (OSRS)
  • MidCoast Playspace Strategy 2023 – 2035
  • MidCoast Skatepark Strategy 2023 – 2035
  • MidCoast Outdoor Sports Courts Strategy 2023 – 2035, and
  • MidCoast Sports Lighting Plan 2023 – 2035

Each “sub-strategy” directly relates to the OSRS, with the OSRS being the source document for it’s sub-strategies.


The Playspace Strategy addresses a number of unique subjects in relation to the subject of play, including:

  • Adaptive Management
  • Parks for Playspaces
  • Play as Human Movement
  • The Benefits of Play
  • Play Theory
  • Play Value
  • Types of Play
  • Play Planning, including Catchment, Length of Stay, Hierarchy, Everyone Can Play, Play for Tourists, To Fence of not to Fence, and Play Planning Decision Tool
  • Action Plan
  • Management and Maintenance
  • FInancial