The Western Plains Mobile Pre-School services the towns of Derrinallum and Lismore closely located in Western Victoria, moving between both town’s kindergarten centres on a rotational basis. The brief for this master plan called for the updated design of the centre at Derrinallum with a design that was both in keeping and complementary to the centre at Lismore. Older infrastructure such as decks, shade structures and sand areas needed upgrading and garden and landscape areas the provision of greater diversity of play opportunity and a greater sensory approach.
The design connects a circuit path and replaces the existing sand play area with a new larger, more natural and accessible one (and new shade structure and rainbow wall). New garden areas in both back and front are created, a natural tussock / native garden at the front and a foraging garden at the back. An existing structure is retained, with greater accessibility provided underneath it. New decks are built to provide nook spaces for play and frames for attaching water play or music / sensory elements to. An additional water tank is added into provide additional water for garden areas.
Draft Masterplan Completed: November 2019