New park set to bowl locals over
THE former Cannington Bowling Club is set for a facelift, with the City of Canning promising to turn the site into a park with a difference.
Areas for pop-up operations such as commercial spaces, markets and food truck events, and amenities such as barbecues, basketball or tennis courts, toilets, adventure playground and outdoor cinema are all potential options for the George Street West site near the civic administration building.
A draft community engagement plan is in development to guide the next steps of the project and provide community feedback.
Mayor Paul Ng said engaging with the community was vital to the project’s success and the City wanted the new park to improve the area’s vibrancy.
“This site is capable of delivering so many wonderful elements to our community and it’s really important that the community has input on what they’d like to see happen to this area,” he said.
“We know our community is focused on creating and maintaining areas where families can enjoy the natural surroundings and have space to kick a footy around.
“They also really want us to develop areas that make the City a more vibrant place to live and connect the whole Canning community.”
Community engagement on the Civic Centre Gardens Masterplan will take place in September and October, with a final council decision for the site expected in mid-2019.