Mandurah: workshop to enhance sport and recreation opportunities

Mandurah: workshop to enhance sport and recreation opportunities

THE importance of parks for sport and recreation was on the agenda at a workshop in Mandurah.

Held by Parklands WA, the aim of the workshop was to deliver the best public open space possible for the community.

“Beyond being attractive and providing a venue for sport and recreation, public open space plays a vital role in building healthier and more vibrant communities,” Parkland WA spokeswoman Katherine Howard said.

“The Peel and South-West regions of WA are abundant in green spaces that present their own unique challenges and opportunities.”

Department of Sport and Recreation Peel regional manager Troy Jones said the workshop provided an opportunity for user groups and planners to discuss the challenges faced by local government and developers in the planning, design and development of public open space.

Shire of Murray co-ordinator statutory planning Rhys Bloxsidge, Shire of Serpentine – Jarrahdale strategic community planner Evi Elzin, Shire of Boddington president John Allert and Department of Sport and Recreation regional officer Leanne Peebles.