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