The nationwide search, conducted by The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), sees nominated public parks and spaces throughout the country, entered into the contest.
After submissions close, members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite. The top 5 entries per region (WA/NT/SA/QLD, NSW/ACT and VIC/TAS) with the most public votes, progress to the next round.
Finalists are selected by the judging panel, in accordance with four objectives, as identified in AILA’s National Policy Statement for Play in the Urban Landscape.
Bicentennial Park Playground in Chelsea
Right now, Chelsea's Bicentennial Park Playground leads the public vote for Victoria. That said, there are still two days to go. Other contenders to win Victoria's best playground include:
Kinglake’s Bollygum Park, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Playspace, Harmony Garden in Point Park,Mildura Waterplay in Mildura, Nature Play At Royal Park, Plum Garland Memorial Playground in Albert Park, Point Cook’s Salt Water Coast Crocodile Playground, The Megasaurus Playground in Cranbourne East and Mount Waverley’s Valley Reserve Sparc.
You are invited to jump online and vote for your favourite playground. Voting closes on midnight 28 April, 2016, and the national winner is announced on 24 May, 2016.