Im­prov­ing parks

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

One Darch park will get $300,000 while chil­dren pe­ti­tion for bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties at an­other.

DARCH chil­dren hope a pe­ti­tion will help de­liver up­grades to Belvoir Park.

Wan­neroo Coun­cil re­cently con­sid­ered a re­port on the 178-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion for ex­tra ameni­ties at the 2.1ha park on Belvoir Park­way.

Res­i­dent Guy Collins said chil­dren had been the driv­ing force be­hind the pe­ti­tion, with some of their bolder sug­ges­tions for a roller­coaster or wa­ter park.

“The kids drove it 95 per cent and did most of the door­knock­ing,” he said.

“Most would be happy to get a wa­ter foun­tain at the park.”

Mr Collins said par­ents were keen to see light­ing im­proved.

The coun­cil agreed to list play equip­ment, benches, a bar­be­cue, drink­ing foun­tain, bike rack, se­cu­rity light­ing and bins for con­sid­er­a­tion in the City’s long-term fi­nan­cial plan.

It would not con­sider other re­quests, in­clud­ing a bas­ket­ball court ex­pan­sion, tram­po­line, foot­ball or soc­cer goals, field mark­ings, skate park and four-square court. The June 26 coun­cil re­port said Ash­dale Park, 280m east of Belvoir, had many of the items re­quested.

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Darch res­i­dent Guy Collins with (from left) Nishi Pa­tel (11), Maram Al-Gher­rawi (11), River Collins (4) and Jas­mine Mor­ley-Smith (10) at Belvoir Park.

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