Wellington Square to feature playground for all ages

Wellington Square artist impression. Picture: City of Perth
Wellington Square artist impression. Picture: City of Perth

WELLINGTON Square’s makeover is set to get underway next month, with an intergenerational playground to be one of the project’s major drawcards.

The City of Perth’s plan to revitalise the East Perth space comes in at an estimated $18.7m, and also includes an oval, basketball course, exercise circuit and public artwork, along with increased lighting and CCTV to improve safety.

The City is looking for feedback from all ages on the playground, including those not normally associated with playspaces.

Wellington Square artist impression of the intergenerational playground. Picture: City of Perth.

“Community feedback was integral to the design of stage one, and the City is now calling on the community for ideas on what the final design of the intergenerational playground will look like,” Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said.

“Traditionally playspaces in the past were considered the domain of young children, but the current best practice across the world is to create welcoming fun playspaces that everyone in the community can enjoy.”

Perth’s commissioners endorsed the Wellington Square Final Masterplan in September, and work on the first stage of the three stage project is expected to start in late May.

The feedback form is open until May 2.

Find out more on the City of Perth website.

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