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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1454..


2. The guidelines comply with site selection criteria contained in AS/NZS 4486.1:1997 Clause 7.2.3.3 point i). In addition to this the playground sites have been selected in accordance with the ACT Government's Standard Specification for Urban Infrastructure Works, Clause 15.6.5 - Play equipment in open space shall have the following setbacks:

� 10 metres from the edge of a building or major structure

� 20 metres from adjoining residential property lines, the edge of any local road or car park pavement area (some existing playgrounds may be closer)

� 30 metres from distributor road pavements (where existing playgrounds are closer a playground safety fence meeting Australian Standard AS 1926.1 for pool fences is required)

� 20 metres from hazards such as stormwater drains, bike tracks and playing fields.

3. The following schedule illustrates that; (a) eleven playgrounds in the ACT are located within 50 metres of a lake or pond; and (b) the actual distance of these eleven playgrounds from a particular lake or pond.

Playgrounds Near Lakes /Ponds

Playground Location Distance Lake/Pond

Point Hut Pond 42 Pond

Lake Tuggeranong 26 Lake

Lake Tuggeranong East 23 Lake

Eddison Park 29 Pond

Weston Park - Maze 35 Lake

Weston Park - Tree house forts 4 Lake

John Knight Park 2 Concrete Pond

32 Natural Pond

David St - O'Connor 26 Pond

Diddams Close - Aikman Drive side 13 Lake

Diddams Close - Coulter Drive side 11 Lake

Diddams Close - Coulter Drive side (Swings) 25 Lake

Note: Measurements taken from edge of softfall

area nearest to lake or pond.

NOTE: There is no reference in the Australian Standards to a specific distance a playground

should be from a lake or pond.

4. Nil.


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