The Kidsafe WA Playground Advisory Service (PAS) was honoured to be recognised as a joint winner in the recent AILA WA Landscape Architecture Awards for Sea Play on the Bay on the Busselton Foreshore. Kidsafe WA’s PAS worked as safety consultants with the designers Plan E and the construction team, to help guide the construction of a play space that is engaging for children and has an element of risk.
Sea Play on the Bay’s design was inspired by the city’s maritime history and coastal landscape. The centrepiece of the playground is the impressive
bespoke designed clipper ship. This represents the clipper ships that transported goods and people from Busselton Jetty.
The play space is comprised of both a wet and dry area which creates an environment that engages children’s senses. Sea Play on the Bay was commended for its non-traditional design that incorporates many elements such as lighting, water and bespoke play equipment. The play space also includes a range of equipment that is suitable for children of all ages and abilities. Dramatic special effect lighting is also featured in this play space which enables the park to be used by patrons both day and night.
The play space is situated at the popular Busselton Foreshore it provides an engaging and interactive experience for both locals and tourists in the area.