Key ad­di­tions for Ap­pleby Park

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

A DARCH park is set to get a $300,000 up­grade, in­clud­ing a small bas­ket­ball court, play­ground, cy­cle track and fly­ing fox.

Wan­neroo Coun­cil re­cently en­dorsed a con­cept plan for Ap­pleby Park, not­ing construction would start in Fe­bru­ary and fin­ish in May 2019.

A June 26 coun­cil re­port said the pre­ferred de­sign op­tion fea­tured ac­tiv­ity nodes linked by a path net­work, in­clud­ing a three-on­three bas­ket­ball court, bird’s nest swing, net play unit, pic­nic set­ting and small cy­cle track.

“A larger dou­ble fly­ing fox is lo­cated to the south of the site,” the re­port said.

It said the City re­ceived 104 sur­vey re­sponses dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion, with all supporting the re­de­vel­op­ment and many adding sug­ges­tions.

Res­i­dents re­quested bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties, but the re­port said that ex­pense could not be cov­ered by the cur­rent pro­ject, and that toi­lets would be “an over­pro­vi­sion of amenity”.

It said a wa­ter park would also be an over­pro­vi­sion and there were no avail­able ground­wa­ter re­sources in the area for one.

The City al­lo­cated $300,000 in its 2018-19 bud­get for the up­grades, which will be east of the ex­ist­ing park fa­cil­i­ties.

Ap­pleby Park in Darch will un­dergo a ma­jor up­grade next year, with work sched­uled to be com­pleted in May.

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