Hermitage Reserve improvements get tick of approval from seniors


Volunteer Toni Buzzacott, therapy team leader Petina Beckman, City landscaper designer Marie Walsh, City community development officer Pippa Gauden and (front) residents Susan Birdsall, Kath McGrath, Frank McGrath and Nellie Baker.
Volunteer Toni Buzzacott, therapy team leader Petina Beckman, City landscaper designer Marie Walsh, City community development officer Pippa Gauden and (front) residents Susan Birdsall, Kath McGrath, Frank McGrath and Nellie Baker.

IF collaboration and consultation is the key to successful communities, the City of Mandurah is streets ahead of the competition, according to aged care residents at Brightwater the Cove.

Four Brightwater residents and staff and a volunteer were recently invited by the City to view some improvements to their local park, Hermitage Reserve.

The City’s landscape and design team has installed a cement path around the lake, built new play equipment, planted more trees and installed a park bench and table specifically designed for wheelchair access.

Brightwater residents were consulted for stage 2 of the community consultation process to ensure the reserve was more inclusive for people of all ages and abilities.

The Cove therapy team leader Petina Beckman said residents were impressed with the improvements to the reserve and thrilled their feedback was valued.