Kwinana plans big parks upgrade

Harry McGuigan Park. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409239
Harry McGuigan Park. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409239

While it is still a ‘work in progress’, the Parks for People: Public Open Space Upgrade Strategy 2013-18 includes planned upgrades to Harry McGuigan Park in Medina, Everglades Park in Bertram, Calista Oval, Skottowe Park in Parmelia and Hennessey Park in Orelia.

It includes a decade-long evaluation of the City’s 100 public open-space reserves across its 17 suburbs and community consultation.

Upgrades will be funded by the City and money generated from Crown Land sales.

The strategy was adopted at Wednesday’s council meeting despite some concerns raised by Medina Residents Group.

Members from the group requested Council defer the item until next month.

Group member Mandy Grubb told the Courier the residents wanted more time to look over the City’s budget allocations for park amenities.

Kwinana’s director of community services and development Barbara Powell said it would be unreasonable for the plan to be deferred, as it was still a work in progress.

‘This report is a work in progress and Council believes that the community has had ample time to provide feedback during community consultations,’ she said. 

Planned spending:

– Harry McGuigan Park, Medina – $90,000
– Everglades Park, Bertram – $170,000
– Calista Oval (Adventure Playground) – $50,000
– Skottowe Park, Parmelia – $50,000
– Hennessey Park, Orelia – $60,000