Guide Park in Wonthaggi is a much loved playspace for Bass Coast Shire residents and visitors. The redevelopment will create an accessible, intergenerational space that offers a variety of challenging experiences for all age groups and abilities, while also providing natural shade and park amenities for residents and visitors. The design draws upon extensive community consultation with elements reflecting the Shire’s coal mining history and amazing natural environment.

This project includes, but is not limited to:

  • The development of new regional scale playspace including a mine themed slide tower, flying foxes, a trampoline, carousel, gentle exercise area and nature based play.
  • Supporting infrastructure including a drinking fountain, bike racks, pathways, fencing and an accessible BBQ.
  • Landscaping works including garden beds, mature trees and irrigation works.
  • Changes to the internal road configuration to create more parking and improved vehicle access.

Bass Coast Shire has awarded a contract to Planned Constructions Pty Ltd to carry out the redevelopment of the Wonthaggi Guide Park Playspace.


4 October 2022

  • Sand pit wall completed
  • Timber slippers/logs installed
  • Internal fencing underway
  • Cubby house area underway
  • 90% of mulch completed
  • Garden beds/edge underway
  • Active ageing fitness underway

The project will create an accessible, intergenerational area for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. The new playspace compliments the recently built changing places toilet facility as well as the existing shelters and natural shade tree’s. The works will create an inviting setting and a range of park amenities catering to the needs of the whole community.

The total project cost is in the order of $1.77 Million.

Council has recieved support from the Victorian Government with $700,000 funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria and $350,000 from the Growing Suburbs Fund.

  • No significant vegetation removal will be required for this project.
  • The toilet block, existing shelter and surrounding grounds will remain open where possible during construction period.
  • The exit at the southeast corner onto Graham Street will be permanently closed.
  • A section of footpath will be closed and contractor will install detour signs on footpath for pedestrians
  • Appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented during these works. Traffic Management Plan (TMP) provided by the contractor and approved by Council – see attached TMP. As always, emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • The project will result in noise and vibration from heavy plant and machinery used for construction, including earthmoving equipment and use of trucks and cranes for removal, installation of equipment or delivery of materials to the site.

Progress Photos - 4 October 2022

Progress Photos - 9 September 2022

Progress Photos - 10 August 2022

Progress Photos - 19 July 2022

Progress Photos - 17 June 2022

Progress Photos - 23 May 2022