Milestone reached in Sandy Beach Playground project

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 2:28:20 PM

In a huge win for the Town of Bassendean community, Council has appointed the successful tenderer for the construction of the Sandy Beach Playground due to be completed within the next nine months.

The development, which includes a nature playground designed for children of all ages and a new universally accessible toilet block, received grant funding from Lotterywest and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure fund which has finally made the project possible.

Mayor Renee McLennan reinforced the importance of this project to the Town and wider Perth community,

“The Sandy Beach project will include features for all of our community members to have enhanced enjoyment of this special riverside space. As Sandy Beach is one of our Town’s most prominent natural open spaces, it attracts many families from in and outside the area, with the playground site well connected to an existing path network, the newly completed Whitfield Safe Active Street, bike parking and water fountains so hopefully this will further encourage more people to come and enjoy all Bassendean has to offer!”

“The new play space will be a great feature for Bassendean and will encourage people to get outside and be active, connect with one another and enjoy the natural beauty of our Town.”, said the Mayor.

Input from the community and local children has been central to the design process with the Town engaging residents via a survey, forum and static display at Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Centre featuring a video flythrough of the proposed playground.
Due diligence was also undertaken by Council, resulting in beneficial modifications to the project, including the retention of a significant tree; and a more environmentally sustainable solution to the adjacent ablutions, achieving a better outcome for the community and the environment.

Sandy Beach playground concept plan

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