About Us
We’re passionate about community play and fitness.

Since our beginning in 1995 we’ve been dedicated to bringing a bigger buzz to communities through great products and great service. We’re passionate about enhancing community play and fitness, and in doing so combating the disturbing obesity and sedentary lifestyle trends afflicting our nation. Along the journey we’ve grown in size and sophistication to become an industry leader. We’ve never let go of what’s important; the delivery of great experiences for the children using our play equipment, for adults using our fitness equipment and for clients enjoying well run projects with ongoing support.

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“Our purpose is to bring a bigger buzz to play and fitness across communities.”

– Dean Joel
Managing Director of a_space

We’re proud to remain a viable, quality Australian manufacturer. Apart from supporting many Australian families through employment, our customers can take comfort in dealing direct with the source; meaning no excuses and no delays.

Quality is a way of life in our business and in part is demonstrated through our commitment to maintaining a certified quality system (lSO9001). We’re humbled by our accreditations from many of Australia’s largest councils and buying groups (LGP, Local Buy, MAV, etc.). These accreditations offer further evidence that we deliver what we promise.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility are key ingredients at a_space. We strive toward utilisation of materials and business practices to reduce our environmental impact. And we participate regularly in initiatives that enhance the lives of those less fortunate.

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We’re proud to be quality Australian manufacturers. We’re one of only a few in our industry that design and manufacture products locally.

To be a viable Australian manufacturer means competing with the best in the world on quality and productivity. With our quality certification (ISO9001) which includes a focus on continuous improvement we are proud to have been recognised as a finalist in the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards for the last two years.

Apart from the satisfaction of supporting Australian jobs and being able to exercise our passion combining the arts of design and engineering, we love being in a position where we have control of every part of the process. For our customers, this means we can offer flexibility of design with short lead times and absolute quality control. And when it comes to support for products ‘after the sale’, as we are the source, we offer quick turn around service and support.

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We design for compliance without compromising opportunities for growth

All of the equipment created by a_space is designed to be compliant with the relevant Australian Standards. These standards include:

  • Australian Standard AS4685:2014
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4486.1: Playgrounds and playground equipment
  • Part 1: Development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation.
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4422: Playground surfacing – Specifications, requirements and test methods
  • Safety is paramount when we approach the design of new products, however we’re focussed on ensuring fun and challenge are not lost!

Quality is just part of what we do and who we are. We give great care and attention to all aspects of our business. From design to manufacturing, from how we respond to new inquiries to how we clean up a site at the end of a project.

Our quality is supported by our ISO9001 certification. iso

Today, we reach every corner of Australia with a national team supported by experienced in-house design, manufacturing and project management teams.
We’re passionate about community play and fitness.
We study it, live it and practice it. Importantly, we love to share our knowledge and experience in creating great play and outdoor fitness environments to bring a ‘bigger buzz’ to communities, delivering great outcomes for all involved. We pride ourselves on our team of play and fitness professionals that work closely with our customers to plan, design and deliver successful projects. While almost every project is different, we operate a clear, well proven process in working with you.
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Step 1: Consultation
One of our play and fitness consultants will meet with you to gain a clear understanding of your needs, address considerations and options, survey the proposed site and prepare a comprehensive brief for our in-house designers.
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Step 2: Design
Our designers will then create a 2D and 3D design presentation. This will be accompanied by a detailed quotation and scope of works to be performed.
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Step 3: Project Plan
Upon acceptance, we will prepare a project plan addressing all aspects of manufacture and installation. All on site work is governed by strict OH&S requirements. We maintain all necessary certifications, licenses and insurances including a $20m public liability policy.
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Step 4: Production
Our project manager ensures the project runs to plan and that you are kept well informed along the way
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Step 5: Inspection
Once installation is complete we conduct a detailed inspection to confirm our quality standards have been met. A certificate of compliance will then be issued to you along with a maintenance instruction kit. This includes a schedule of ongoing maintenance requirements.
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Step 6: Maintenance
Importantly, we’re around for the life of your playground. We offer independent maintenance inspections and services to maximise the life of your playground system and ensure it is always compliant with applicable Australian Standards. We carry a comprehensive range of spare parts, so in the event that a replacement part is required, it is never far away.