North Perth: former drainage eyesore converted into park

Mayor Emma Cole with Halinka Lamparski (Environmental Advisory Group member). The block of land used to be a sump - storm water drainage block that was fenced off, It has been tranformed to a nature park. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Mayor Emma Cole with Halinka Lamparski (Environmental Advisory Group member). The block of land used to be a sump - storm water drainage block that was fenced off, It has been tranformed to a nature park. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

A NORTH Perth park, which was once a drainage sump eyesore, will be officially opened to the public with an event on Saturday, June 23.

City of Vincent transformed the site on corner of Lawler and Bedford streets, which was a fenced off block of land that collected storm water, after it was suggested by Environmental Advisory Group member Halinka Lamparski.

A hydraulic consultant was hired during the design phase to ensure it was an improvement on the existing sump drainage and could cater for storms.

A concealed stormwater catchment and soakage system consisting of plastic water containment cells was installed underground and a gravel path laid over the top and bike rack installed.

Mayor Emma Cole said vegetation would be planted before the official opening.

“There will be a patch of turf and native garden with bush tucker plants,” she said.

Ms Cole said the event would feature a performance by the Kyilla Primary School choir.

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