Planning for Playtime at Sandy Beach Reserve

Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017 at 4:38:02 PM

Thank you to everyone who has participated, so far, in the community survey on the concept design for the proposed nature-based playground at Sandy Beach Reserve!

Due to the positive response from the community, and the opportunity to consult more widely with key stakeholders, the survey has been extended until Friday 9 March 2018.

Residents and other interested stakeholders, are invited to comment in Your Say Bassendean, and to attend a community meeting on Wednesday 28 March 2018, 6-8pm, at the Bassendean Community Hall, 48 Old Perth Road.

The Sandy Beach Reserve Nature Play Space is designed to be an attractive, all-abilities recreation facility. The play space draws upon various local themes including the proximity to the river and Ron Courtney Island.  To view concept design, click here.   To view the fly-through video, click here. To view location map click here.

The play space itself will sit upon an island created above the level of the flood plain, and nestled within the grove of existing, mature trees,  focal points of the space include the towering tree house and the 30 metre long flying fox.

A key consideration in the design of Sandy Beach Reserve Nature Play Space was to provide a diverse range of play opportunities for varying ages and abilities.

To this end, the range of play options is broad to engage young people of all ages, not just little children.  Elevated play pieces have graduated challenge levels while still allowing everyone to reach some of the highest platforms, including those with mobility restrictions.

The inclusion of extensive tree planting and garden beds ensure the beauty, amenity and play value over the space will continue to develop over time. 

Survey comments and queries will be addressed at the community consultation meeting, with responses also to be published on the Town's website.  SURVEY WILL NOW REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 9 MARCH 2018.

You are invited to attend the community meeting on 28 MARCH 2018, 6-8PM, AT BASSENDEAN COMMUNITY HALL, 48 OLD PERTH ROAD, to answer any queries or respond to comments that arise from public review of the play space design. 

Please feel free to contact the Town’s A/Director Community Development, Salvatore Siciliano, at the Town of Bassendean if you have any questions.

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