Thank you for your comments regarding Allambie Heights Oval playground options.

Following your feedback, we will be moving forward with the construction of Option 1 for the new playground.

It will include -

  • bay swings
  • embankment slide
  • parkour climber
  • four-way rocker and
  • multipurpose court with goals.

View the final concept plans

Construction is expected to be finalished by April 2020 - ready to enjoy!


In 2015, Allambie Heights Oval was identified as a potential location for a district playground to contribute to a diverse range of open space and recreation facilities across the northern beaches.

Council has an approved budget in 2019/20 to develop the concept plan for this project and to build the playground before April 2020.

Council undertook a two-stage community engagement process, commencing in September 2018.

Stage 1 engagement gathered ideas and opportunities for the type of playground you would like to see at Allambie Heights Oval.

Ideas may include:

  • New equipment
  • Improved access and pathway connections
  • Half multi-purpose court

Not included in this project:

  • Skate park
  • Amenities building upgrade
  • Sportsfield upgrade



Thank you to all the people who made a comment or attended the drop in during the exhibition period. We received 27 comments online, including many votes for various options from the kids.

Aprroximately 40 people attended one of the drop-in sessions.

All the comments will now be reviewed in developing the final masterplan doc which will go back to Council to endorse the preferred playgroiund option - when??

Following initial community consultation we’ve developed a Concept Plan for Allambie Heights Oval. It includes three playground options we would like you to comment on.

View playground equipment options
View draft concept plan

Provide your comments

  • online
  • in writing - marked 'Allambie Hts Oval upgrade' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655
  • join us for a drop-in session
Wednesday 26 June, 2-4pm outside Allambie Heights shops
Saturday 29 June, 9-11am at Allambie Heights Oval

Following our initial engagement last year, we've developed concept plans which will be exhibited and open for comment in the coming months.

We've also reviewed our project timeline for this project, however are still anticipating to have a new playground ready by March 2020.

Community comments from Stage 1 engagement have been compiled into a summary report.

View the community engagement report

Thanks for your contributions. This information will be used to guide the development of the draft plans that will be exhibited in early 2019.

Thank you for your feedback during Stage 1 engagement on the playground. Comments are now closed.

It was great meeting people at the drop in session and we thank those who made written and online comments.

We're going to start work on preparation of draft plans for you to view in the new year.

We will keep this webpage updated for everyone and feel free to contact Council if you have anything you'd like to add between now and Stage 2 exhibition.

Council is undertaking Stage 1 engagement to discover your aspirations for this playground. What would you like to see in this space?

Have your say

  • Online using our interactive map
  • Attend our on site drop in session at the reserve during the school run event ‘Obstacool’ on Sat 15 September 2018 – between 10am and 4pm
  • Make a written submission: To the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked “New District Playground for Allambie Heights Oval – Stage 1 engagement 2018”

If you have any questions, please call the Parks and Recreation team on 1300 434 434.

Comments close Sunday 14 October 2018


  • Timeline item 1

    Sept '18 - Stage 1 engagement 'Ideas and Opportunities'

  • Timeline item 2

    Oct '18 - Stage 1 engagement closes

  • Timeline item 3

    Nov '18 - Apr'19 - development of draft concept plan

  • Timeline item 4

    June '19 - Stage 2 engagement - exhibition of draft concept plan

  • Timeline item 5

    Jul'19 - Stage 2 engagement closes - review feedback

  • Timeline item 6

    Jul'19 - Oct '19 - detailed design and construction preparation

  • Timeline item 7

    Nov'19 - Tender for construction

  • Timeline item 8

    April '20 - Works complete - let's play!

Lisa Waugh

Parks Asset Management Officer

1300 434 434 or email

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Interactive map


Allambie Heights Oval - new district playground, multi-use sports court and pathways

We are planning to build a new district playground with a multi-use sportscourt and pathways  at Allambie Heights Oval - what should Council know before they get started on the plans?

Comments close 14 October 2018

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