AFTER $33.9 million, 13 projects and six years, stage one of the City of Gosnells’ Public Open Space (POS) strategy is complete.
The 30-year plan to provide quality, accessible parks and reserves has officially finished its first six-year phase, which upgraded 13 parks.
The POS strategy involves the acquisition of land to convert into parks and reserves, while also disposing of land which it deems does not serve a public recreation function.
The City sells this land and puts the funds towards the redevelopment of other parks which are part of the project.
“The most pleasing aspect of the POS strategy so far has been the number of well-planned, high quality parks and spaces the City has been able to deliver for the benefit of the whole community,” City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said.
“Staff have done a magnificent job in delivering these new parks, public response has been very positive and children will reap the benefit for many years to come.”
He said the City was currently preparing Phase Two, headlined by major projects at Gosnells’ Robinson Park and Canning Vale’s Emerald Park, and would revitalise a further 24 parks and open spaces across the City.
“There will be a focus on further land acquisitions, plus land sales to help cover the costs of the upgrades,” he said.