Park in Progress

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - NEWS -

A MOR­LEY pocket park is be­ing trans­formed into a green public space and small event venue.

The 130sq m park is be­tween Chat­ters Restau­rant and Aussie Home Loans on Progress Street.

The project was funded by the City of Bayswa­ter and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment through a Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Grant.

Works are ex­pected to be com­pleted in early Novem­ber.

Com­mu­nity group The Mor­ley Mo­men­tum has worked with the City to cre­ate a de­sign fea­tur­ing seat­ing, an en­ter­tain­ment deck, foot­path, fes­toon lights and green­ery.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Jess Hunt said the park would be­come more leafy.

“We worked with a land­scape de­signer and we came up with a con­cept that has a path that curves around,” she said.

“We are go­ing to have lots of dif­fer­ent na­tive plants and dif­fer­ent lev­els of plants such as trees at the back, just to make it a green sanc­tu­ary.

“I think it will be a huge im­prove­ment to the area be­cause it is re­ally lack­ing green space.

“It will be very nice to have a place for the com­mu­nity to re­lax and en­joy the plants and trees.”

City Chief Ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Brien said the park would bring “new life” to the area.

“The pocket park is a way we can make use of oth­er­wise un­der­used space, cre­at­ing a wel­com­ing green space in the mid­dle of an ur­ban area,” he said.

“Progress Street is the link be­tween two busy shop­ping des­ti­na­tions, mak­ing it ripe for re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d496163

City of Bayswa­ter place man­ager Belinda Salvoni with The Mor­ley Mo­men­tum com­mit­tee mem­ber Jess Hunt and pres­i­dent Fiorda Kule.

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