Reserve revamp is reason to rejoice

Ashfield CAN members Emma Slavin and Lucy Bromell at Gary Blanch Reserve. Picture: Marcus Whisson d416485
Ashfield CAN members Emma Slavin and Lucy Bromell at Gary Blanch Reserve. Picture: Marcus Whisson d416485

The community group presented a deputation to councillors outlining what works would be undertaken should approval be given along with the financial help of council.

Ashfield CAN president Lucy Bromell said she was happy with council’s decision to endorse the plan to reinvigorate the park.

‘This project is a little special in that it has been instigated by the community,’ Ms Bromell said.

‘Through community discussions, events and workshops the Ashfield CAN have come up with a concept plan for the park that has been adopted by the Town of Bassendean Council who will be generously supporting this project with funding and resources,’ she said.

‘It includes many things including grassed areas to play, native gardens and nature play areas that have been sponsored by the Swan Valley Rotary.’

Ms Bromell said the ongoing collaboration between community and council would not only result in an upgraded park but also contribute to building a greater sense of community in Ashfield.

‘The work on Gary Blanch Reserve is going to be commencing very soon and we are excited to see the beginnings to the renovation of our local park,’ she said.

‘It so desperately needs some love and attention and it is one of the very few parks in the suburb of Ashfield.

‘We are committed to trying to improve the community of Ashfield by encouraging locals to become involved in projects that enhance their local area and lifestyle.’