New playground proposed for Progress Drive picnic area, Bibra Lake.

Children’s Reference Group members Loreto Grace and Charlie Dangar with Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett near the site where the new playground will be built.
Children’s Reference Group members Loreto Grace and Charlie Dangar with Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett near the site where the new playground will be built.

FURTHER details for the adventure playground proposed for the northern section of the Progress Drive picnic area in Bibra Lake have been unveiled.

The $3.1 million recreational area will feature interactive public art, play spaces, a grassed area, shelters and barbecue facilities, with the design influenced by the Aboriginal heritage and environmental significance of the site.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the 5500sq m of land set aside for the project would make it the City’s largest playground.

‘I think anything that goes towards children is a great investment in any community,’ he said.

‘This one will give them the opportunity to explore and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area itself and the environmental aspects of the location as well.’

A tender for the project will be awarded in February, with construction to start midway through next year and conclude a year later.