Plan for Whiteman Park upgrades is released

Plan for Whiteman Park upgrades is released

A STRATEGIC plan for Whiteman Park has been released by the WA Planning Department to upgrade facilities and community access in the near future. The key objectives of the final Whiteman Park Strategic Plan 2017-2021 include providing interconnected meeting places, creating a destination of significance for visitors, and conserving the environment and heritage for future generations.

Planning Minister Donna Faragher said $100,000 would available for planning of a new recreation facility on Lord Street.

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“Whiteman Park is one of the state’s leading tourist attractions with more than a million visitors each year and it is important that we have a plan for the park’s future that focuses on its best attributes – community access, the environment and heritage,” she said.

“Accessibility of the park for the wider community is also to be enhanced, with funding to allow detailed planning for a new Changing Places bathroom facility, and an all abilities playground near Mussel Pool.”

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