Tickner Reserve in Coolibah gets an upgrade

Joyce O’Malley, Eileen South and Fay Millman are delighted with the upgrades to their local park.
Joyce O’Malley, Eileen South and Fay Millman are delighted with the upgrades to their local park.

COOLIBAH residents Eileen South, Fay Millman and Joyce O’Malley have inspected upgrades to their local park Tickner Reserve and were impressed by changes that include a new path, BBQ equipment, exercise equipment, benches and a shelter.

“It’s certainly an improvement,’’ Ms South said.

“It was a bit of a nothing before.”

One of the most important improvements has been a path linking park facilities to Coolibah.

Coolibah customer service officer Cheryl Shenton said many residents were in wheelchairs and the path would make the park accessible to all.

The project was a joint initiative between Coolibah, the City of Mandurah and funding from Peel Development Commission’s Local Projects, Local Jobs funds.

Coolibah put in $35,000 plus $40,000 from the fund and the City provided $20,000 through the same fund, along with project coordination and staff time.

The final design was created by the City of Mandurah’s in-house landscape architect team.

City chief executive Mark Newman said it was a good example of cooperation between the community, the City and the State Government.

“It is only the first stage of the development and we are looking for more funds to extend the path into a circular walking track around the park, along with some special exercise equipment designed for seniors,’’ he said.