Shared path finished

We have finished constructing a new shared path along the edge of Allambie Heights Oval to allow easier access from Allambie Road and a safe place for younger children to ride scooters and bikes. We have also installed a new water station near the toilet block.



Following the completion of the new playground in June 2020, we are about to start constructing a new shared path to allow easier access from Allambie Road and a safe place for younger children to ride scooters and bikes.

We will also be installing a new water station near the amenities building.

Work is due to start on Tuesday 6 April 2021 and expected to be completed within three weeks, weather permitting.

The oval will remain open during construction, however, there will be no access along the eastern side of the oval, adjacent to the public school.

For enquiries, please contact 1300 434 434 or email us.

Allambie Heights Oval was initially identified in 2015 as a possible location for a district playground; to help contribute a range of open space and recreational facilities in the family-friendly suburb. The oval is close to local school, shops, tennis courts and Scout Hall.

Our community had extensive input on the project, with concept plans for the playground out for consultation in September 2018 and then a second round between May and August 2019. Construction on the playground project was completed in May 2020.

The playground sits nestled amongst a natural bush setting, and boasts a hill slide, three swings, a see-saw and a climbing frame. The materials used include natural woods and muted colours to blend with the surrounds. Teens have also been catered for, with the installation of a multi-sport half-court for basketball and futsal.

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

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 had 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 included:

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

Not included in this project:

  • Skate park
  • Amenities building upgrade
  • Sportsfield upgrade

Lisa Waugh

Parks Asset Management Officer

1300 434 434 or email