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Ascot Water Playground


City of Belmont

Place Number

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97 Matheson Rd Ascot

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1975

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 17 Feb 2003

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Feb 2003 Category C

Category C

Contributes to the heritage of the locality. Conservation of the place is desirable. Any alterations or extensions should be sympathetic to the heritage values of the place, and original fabric should be retained wherever feasible.

Statement of Significance

This was built under the Labor Government's 'Red Scheme' for the long-term unemployed. It attracted many visitors from outside the district as well as locals. This complex consisted of 5 major play areas with pools and water slides, plus a barbecue area, mini-golf course and kiosk. It was opened in November 1977 having cost the Belmont Shire $326,156.00. Treated water from a natural spring was used for the water supply and was the first such facility to be established in Australia.

Physical Description

The Ascot Water Playground consists of several paddling pools, wading pool, mini golf, kiosk and barbeque area in a parkland seeting.

Approval for demolition has been granted by the City of Belmont, unsure of the current state of the site.


Extent of Original Fabric: High



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other BRICK Other Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

01 Jun 2004

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Last Update

23 Feb 2017


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