Plan for $4m fore­shore play space

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Mayors’ Messages - By LISA THOMAS

NED­LANDS fore­shore will un­dergo changes in early 2017 with the con­struc­tion of a $4 mil­lion All Abil­i­ties Play Space.

Stage one will in­clude a ma­jor­ity of the play equip­ment and perime­ter fenc­ing. City of Ned­lands Mayor Max Hip­kins said gov­ern­ment, busi­ness and the com­mu­nity had come to­gether in a unique part­ner­ship to de­liver an in­no­va­tive fa­cil­ity for the whole of Perth.

“We are pleased to share with ev­ery­one the iconic Swan River Fore­shore that we are lucky enough to have within the City’s bound­aries,” he said.

“Most of the equip­ment in the fa­cil­ity is de­signed to take the weight of an adult, so that par­ents, car­ers and grand­par­ents can take part in the fun.”

The award-win­ning fa­cil­ity has been de­signed by Fiona Robbe, and aims to ad­dress the needs of fam­i­lies of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

Ned­lands Ro­tary Club spokes­woman Doris Stra­han said the club, which funded the project, wanted a play­ground for ev­ery­one to en­joy, re­gard­less of their age or abil­ity.

“We know that play has great phys­i­cal and so­cial ben­e­fits,” she said.

“Fam­i­lies, car­ers and com­mu­nity groups are able to find respite in a tran­quil and truly beau­ti­ful set­ting by the river.”

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