Manning Park western lookout upgrades nearly completed


City of Cockburn Environmental Officer Linda Metz at the newly upgraded lookout. Picture: Matt Jelonek
City of Cockburn Environmental Officer Linda Metz at the newly upgraded lookout. Picture: Matt Jelonek

WORK on the new western lookout at Manning Park is almost finished.

City of Cockburn is spending $70,000 revamping the popular spot in line with work to the eastern side, with the old pavers and seats replaced with a square ramp lookout.

Weathered limestone blocks around the perimeter will be retained, while a handrail and custom artwork will be installed in the coming weeks.

Engineering and works services director Charles Sullivan said the new lookout would offer visitors a panoramic view that highlights Cockburn from east to west.

“The new lookout forms a landmark along with the eastern lookout and the Manning Stairs to provide visitors with a great opportunity to enjoy amazing views from this location,” he said.

“It also contributes to the overall interest of the Davilak Trail.”