Playgrounds across NSW will have to meet a new standard to ensure they are accessible to all children, including those with disabilities.
The new design guidelines to be implemented by the state government will mean parks and playgrounds of councils across NSW will be audited as part of a five-year process to see them re-fitted and made available to people of all abilities.
"There are more than 1.3 million people in NSW who live with a disability or added needs," Planning Minister Anthony Roberts said in a statement on Wednesday.
"It is imperative that our open spaces and playgrounds are able to be enjoyed by every citizen regardless of their level of ability," he said.
A funding injection of $750,000 will kick-start the initiative in western Sydney and regional NSW with all councils to receive funding to retro-fit existing parks in coming years.