En­ter­tain­ment in progress

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - NEWS -

A MU­SIC se­ries, pop-up bar and yoga ses­sions are among the com­mu­nity’s ideas for a re­ju­ve­nated pocket park in Mor­ley.

Up­grades in­clud­ing a stage deck, seat­ing, paths, light­ing, green­ery, bike racks, fes­toon lights and a wa­ter foun­tain have re­cently been added to the park, which is in Progress Street.

Com­mu­nity group The Mor­ley Mo­men­tum re­ceived $65,000 in fund­ing from the City of Bayswa­ter and the

Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment for the trans­for­ma­tion.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Jess Hunt said the group was pleased with the up­grades.

“It is a dras­tic im­prove­ment to what was here be­fore,” she said.

“It is again re­ally good to bring some more green­ery to the cen­tre of Mor­ley.

Ms Hunt said com­mu­nity mem­bers voiced at the park’s launch party that they wanted a mu­sic se­ries, popup bar, yoga, the­atri­cal show­cases and mono­logues at the park.

Mayor Dan Bull said he looked for­ward to see­ing the park used for small events, ac­tiv­i­ties and gath­er­ings.

“Progress Street pocket park pro­vides a slice of green sanc­tu­ary in the mid­dle of a bustling ur­ban area,” he said.

“The deck can be used as seat­ing or a stage for street per­form­ers.”

The group will be plan­ning stage two of the project in 2020.

Pic­ture: Kristie Lim

Jess Hunt from The Mor­ley Mo­men­tum with Mayor Dan Bull.

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