Up the Creek: new facilities now open


Pietro, Giulia and Paola Offer on the first installed seat with dogs Iggy and Jester.
Pietro, Giulia and Paola Offer on the first installed seat with dogs Iggy and Jester.

THE new facilities at the Up the Creek site on Falls Road near the Lesmurdie Falls are now operational, with the new spring weather attracting visitors from families and single walkers alike.

The project is a joint effort between the Lesmurdie and Districts Community Association and Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls.

Hundreds of volunteers have worked on the site since the beginning of the year to improve the facilities.

Lesmurdie and Districts Community Association president Iris Jones said the many new visitors to the site were testament to the power of word-of-mouth that the site was open for visitors to enjoy, with seating, walk-trails and creek crossings all in place.

“The creek is in full flow and the whole area is very picturesque with families enjoying the site now that spring is here,” Mrs Jones said.

“It is a credit to the volunteers who have worked for months to prepare the site and remove non-indigenous weeds so that the bush is now coming alive with native wildflowers”.

The project was funded by sponsorship and donations from the Rotary Club of Kalamunda, Lotterywest, Shire of Kalamunda and Bendigo Bank.

“We are now looking for any information on past settlement of the site so that we can place a history board here,” Mrs Jones said.

Anyone with information on the site’s history can call 9291 8762 or 9293 2630.