The Morley Momentum to add greenery to Progress Street pocket park

The Progress Street pocket park.
The Progress Street pocket park.

THE Progress Street pocket park in Morley will be revamped with more greenery and infrastructure in a bid to enhance the town centre.

Community group The Morley Momentum have proposed to install a bike rack, festoon lighting and add more plants to the City of Bayswater-owned park, which is located between Chatters Restaurant and Aussie Home Loans.

At last month’s council meeting, Bayswater Council unanimously approved allocating $20,000 from the 2018-19 budget towards the project.

The funding was originally allocated to fund three solar-powered wayfinding signs.

Group member Jess Hunt said the concept plan for the park was in its early stages, following a visioning workshop and meeting with a designer.

“The work will begin in late autumn and winter as the cooler weather will be more suitable for landscaping,” she said.

“The pocket park will bring some much needed greenery to the Morley town centre.

“It will be a leafy oasis to relax in, a pleasant spot to enjoy a lunch break, an event space, and an overall enhancement to Morley’s main street.”

She said the group was thankful for another opportunity to “break up the beige and grey concrete elements that dominate Morley”, after members installed vertical gardens on the side of Chatters Restaurant.

Mayor Dan Bull thanked the group for their continued effort in making Morley become more vibrant.

“The upgrades will breathe new life into the pocket park on Progress Street, creating a welcoming space that attracts people to spend time in the Morley town centre,” he said.

“This can only be a good thing for surrounding businesses.”