Funding will be sourced from its ‘cash in lieu of public open space’ account, which is funded by developers who can, where the council and the WA Planning Commission agree, make a cash payment towards public open space instead of creating it.
The council must make a submission to the WA Planning Commission to access the funds, and the approval must be signed off by Planning Minister John Day.
Among the more than 20 projects in the submission are:
– exercise equipment and a playground extension for Radiata Park;
– A bridge across the lake at Tapper Reserve;
– A clubroom extension and exercise equipment at Atwell Reserve;
– Exercise equipment at Harmony Park;
– Soccer goals at Freshwater Reserve;
– Park furniture for Lake Coogee Reserve;
– Park lighting for Koojarra Reserve and Broadwater Reserve.
Cockburn parks and environment manager Anton Lees said the funding would help to make the City a better place to work, live and invest in.
‘Investment in public outdoor space is an important endeavour,’ he said.
‘It will provide a place for Cockburn’s children to play safely. The exercise equipment and playground equipment will provide an attractive environment for the community to come together and exercise.’
The City expects its submission to take up to 10 months to be approved.