Bungarribee Park

“Lateral thinking delivers a ‘Super’ new play structureat Bungarribee in Sydney’s west”

Executive Summary

Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) wanted to add a much-needed ‘hero’ play element that would attract visitors to their new Bungarribee Parklands. Fleetwood was engaged by principal contractor, Daracon Engineering, to help make it happen by delivering a unique play structure that had never been built before - a huge enclosed framework of tunnels and play nets, almost like a maze, with a lookout tower at one end and stainless steel slides positioned throughout. Dubbed the Bungarribee ‘Super Park’, the award-winning project was large in both scale and complexity, and we delivered it brilliantly.

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Client

Western Sydney Parklands Trust (Client)

Completed

2017

State

NSW

Design Partners

JMD Design

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail

Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood worked on the Super Park as a subcontractor to the principal contractor, Daracon, who had won the project through a tender with WSPT. When we were appointed, the main structure had already been developed and engineered. However we felt we could improve on the original design and explored ways to make it a more practical and effective structure. We put forward a series of suggestions that were accepted by the certifying engineer, and then carried out the required changes. This included completing all steel fabrication and coatings, sourcing the necessary materials, installing footings, and finally erecting the entire structure (apart from the slides). One of our most complex tasks was the preparation and painting the all-important CFC wall panels. This was done off site. We then transported the completed panels to the Bungarribee site where our crews lifted and attached them to the primary structural frame, which had been installed earlier.

Awards

Award Name Location Year
AILA NSW Award of Excellence - Land Management Bungarribee Park 2019
Award of Excellence, Bungarribee at Doonside, JMD Design Bungarribee Park 2018
UDIA NSW - Award for Excellence Bungarribee Park 2014
AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award for Planning Bungarribee Park 2014