For all general property enquiries please email [email protected], for specific regional property information please contact your Regional Property Coordinator, https://www.playcentre.org.nz/current-members/property/property-contacts/.
Playcentre Aotearoa ask that all Centres talk to their Regional Property Coordinator at the very start of a project, when you are initially thinking about undertaking a project. This is for both Playcentre funding assisted projects and non-Playcentre funded projects. Regional Property Coordinators will then provide advice and guidance with regards to your specific playcentre building and playground. This could prevent costly mistakes!
Property Policy and Procedure Documents (and Project Application Forms)
Updated Property Policy and Procedure Documents and Project Application Forms (for Playcentre Funding Assisted and Non Funded Projects) are available on the website, https://www.playcentre.org.nz/current-members/property/property-and-equipment/. These documents are available in Word and PDF formats. Please make sure you also read the Documents “notes to help you complete the forms” in order to make sure you are supplying the correct information. Please do not alter these documents. Once completed these need to be sent to your Regional Property Coordinator.
Asbestos and Lead Acknowledgement
12.1.3 Asbestos and Lead Acknowledgement form has been created to provide information regarding both asbestos and lead contaminates at your Playcentre property. This form MUST be signed and submitted with each Project Application Form (Funding Assisted and Non Funded) that you complete. The relevant section on the Project Application Form should also be signed to acknowledge that you have seen, signed and submitted this form. Buildings newer than 2000 will not be required to undertake any Asbestos investigations and buildings newer than 1980 will not be required to undertake lead testing. For further information about this form and it contents and any questions about asbestos and lead please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Property Coordinator, https://www.playcentre.org.nz/current-members/property/property-contacts/.
Updated hire documents (in pdf and word formats) are available on the website, https://www.playcentre.org.nz/current-members/property/property-and-equipment/. Please download these forms each time you wish to hire out the Centre. All hire forms need to be sent to your Regional Property Coordinator prior to the hire date.
FAQ are available on the website, https://www.playcentre.org.nz/property-faqs/, these are updated as new questions are asked. The following are two questions that have come up recently.
Can any of our moveable equipment be used on the grass?
Grass is an ideal surface for most outdoor activities. It can also be used as a safety surface for equipment under one metre in height. It has the advantage of staying cool in hot weather and is suitable for both walking and crawling children. For grass to be suitable as a fall zone it must be free of bare patches and weeds, have a good root system (ie not new grass) and well cared for (ie watered, weeded, and mown – like a sports field). The maximum height that a child can fall from equipment at Playcentre is 1.5m, however on suitable grass this is 1m. The fall zone for any equipment is 1.5m around the equipment (unless part of a ‘course’) and the fall zone must be the grass or other impact absorbent material.