Community effort rewarded
A SOUTH Fremantle park that was transformed at the hands of the community has won a national landscaping award.
The Gold Street Community Park project won the National Landscape Architecture Awards’ community contribution category in recognition of the collaborative effort local residents put into transforming the area.
The City of Fremantle contributed $100,000 to the Gold Street Community Park project, with locals helping out via planting trees, building retaining walls and installing play equipment.
The awards jusy said: “The participatory style was strongly supported by the City of Fremantle, who saw this as an opportunity to trial a new approach to parks; one in which the long-term outcomes could potentially result in greater community satisfaction, ongoing community involvement, and also realise cost savings in relation to construction and maintenance”.
The park is now a community gathering space for barbecues, Christmas parties and movie nights.