Playground fencing - what's the priority

Consultation has concluded

The City of Cockburn has limited funding to fence playgrounds and now seeks your input into the priority playgrounds for 2017/18 and future years.

The City already has fenced playgrounds at several locations, including Botany Park and Bibra Lake, and wants to see a geographic spread of playgrounds which are fenced around the City.

Most of our playgrounds/parks will remain unfenced. However, we do recognise the importance of some being fenced to ensure the safety of children, including those with disability, preventing them from running out into busy roads, and keeping animals and unwanted traffic out.

Some factors to consider:

  • Is the playground suited to younger children?
  • Does it already have parking nearby, pathways and access to play equipment?
  • Is the playground near a busy road, waterway, cycle path or dog park?
  • Are full or partial barriers needed?
  • Would the fenced area be large enough to include space for surrounding family leisure activities?

To help you provide input, here is a list of the City's reserves and parks.

Please provide your feedback by email to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au or complete the survey below by Friday 9 December, 2016.


The City of Cockburn has limited funding to fence playgrounds and now seeks your input into the priority playgrounds for 2017/18 and future years.

The City already has fenced playgrounds at several locations, including Botany Park and Bibra Lake, and wants to see a geographic spread of playgrounds which are fenced around the City.

Most of our playgrounds/parks will remain unfenced. However, we do recognise the importance of some being fenced to ensure the safety of children, including those with disability, preventing them from running out into busy roads, and keeping animals and unwanted traffic out.

Some factors to consider:

  • Is the playground suited to younger children?
  • Does it already have parking nearby, pathways and access to play equipment?
  • Is the playground near a busy road, waterway, cycle path or dog park?
  • Are full or partial barriers needed?
  • Would the fenced area be large enough to include space for surrounding family leisure activities?

To help you provide input, here is a list of the City's reserves and parks.

Please provide your feedback by email to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au or complete the survey below by Friday 9 December, 2016.