Mon­u­ment Hill over­haul planned

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Other projects on which the fi­nal plans could be mod­elled in­clude the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of Re­abold Hill in City Beach, and restora­tion of the for­mer BP bunker de­pot east of the Syd­ney Har­bour Bridge.

Mr Nor­ris said im­prove­ments would al­low Mon­u­ment Hill to be used by a greater va­ri­ety of peo­ple for dif­fer­ent pur­poses, ef­fec­tively pro­vid­ing pas­sive sur­veil­lance against some of the anti-so­cial uses cur­rently at­tracted to the area be­cause of its iso­la­tion and de­graded state.

“In time, com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties such as a cafe could emerge,” Mr Nor­ris said.

He said talks with the De­part­ment of Wa­ter about im­prov­ing the hill had been pos­i­tive, although the de­part­ment had in­di­cated it needed to keep a reser­voir over­flow pit on the west side of the hill.

The de­part­ment, Tourism WA and the De­part­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation may be ap­proached by the coun­cil to help fund the pro­ject, which is con­sid­ered a longterm pro­ject tak­ing sev­eral years.

The re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion will work in con­cert with a com­mu­nity-de­vel­oped pro­posal to cre­ate a nearby re­gional park link­ing the Swan River to the coast.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Mos­man Park Mayor Ron Nor­ris on Mon­u­ment Hill with the con­cept plans.

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