IT has been open less than a month but the City of Cockburn’s new regional playground is already picking up awards.
The $3.4 million facility in Bibra Lake was named winner of the National Growth Areas Alliance’s (NGAA) Building Connections category at the 2016 Congress Awards.
The NGAA is an alliance of 24 of Australia’s fastest growing municipalities. The City got the nod for creating “a public space and community facilities that build community connections, encourages interaction and break down common barriers to participation such as accessibility and socio-economic status”.
It was just reward for the City, which all through the design process talked up the fact the Progress Drive park would promote inclusivity and celebrate the heritage of the site.
Among the features is a $100,000 Changing Places facility, designed for people with disability whose needs are not met by standard ablution blocks.
The facility is just the second of its kind in the Perth metropolitan area and is the first outside the Perth CBD.