$6.3million  dedicated to making inclusive play a reality on Sydney's northern beaches.

 
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Outcomes

ADVOCACY, Creativity and collaboration for greater INCLUSION.

A key driving force behind our movement is that creativity and collaboration can solve any problem. With a design thinking approach, we enlist local creative thinkers along with a community of educators, parents and residents to imagine a world of play for all. With inclusion the starting point for all design we are pushing for a new normal that promotes connection and caring by dissolving as many boundaries as possible.

Our approach centres on empathy, strategic workshops, ideation & prototyping and community empowerment

Results to date include:

  • 3 significant changes in local council policy positively impacting more than 250,000 residents

  • $6.3 million commitment to an inclusive play network across Sydney's northern beaches

  • Leadership of a $100K innovative local neighbourhood inclusive playground project (launched 2017) with Northern Beaches Council

  • Caroline Ghatt recipient of the 2018 Blackmores Mercie Wheelman Women +Wellbeing "Runner Up" Award for "Strong Being category" - Acts of courage and determination by everyday women who have survived and prospered through adversity. An honour to be the Runner Up for Donna Meads-Barlow and her inspired work with Danii foundation.

  • 2018 Westfield Local Heroes Finalist (Caroline Ghatt)

  • 2018 Finalist, The Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards (Belrose Inclusive Play Spaces)

  • Expert consultants (Cushman & Wakefield, Access & Inclusion Sponsors Vivid Sydney) leading

  • Experience Design for "Tumbalong Lights" - Magical Inclusive Playground. Attracted more than 60,000 people in 3 weeks. Winner of The Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.

NSW Inclusive Play Guidelines:

Alongside 50 other stakeholders, we were proud to be a contributing member to the 2018 Everyone Can Play ‘Inclusive Play Guidelines Advisory Group’. Please click here to read and download these new guidelines.

To find out more:

Phone 1300 880 266

 
Caroline receiving the Blackmores Mercie Wheelman Women +Wellbeing "Runner Up" Award for "Strong Being category", International Women's Day 2018

Caroline receiving the Blackmores Mercie Wheelman Women +Wellbeing "Runner Up" Award for "Strong Being category", International Women's Day 2018

Caroline from our team was honoured to be amongst the winners of the Inaugural Blackmores Mercie Wheelman Women+Wellbeing International Women's Day Awards 2018

Caroline from our team was honoured to be amongst the winners of the Inaugural Blackmores Mercie Wheelman Women+Wellbeing International Women's Day Awards 2018

Where our community began - with advocacy to make one playground ("Wingara Reserve") inclusive in March 2016 (the original shot prior to being upgraded is below)....the rest is history....