Bob Gordon Reserve upgrade plan could be before City of Melville by April


A concept plan for a new playspace at Bob Gordon Reserve should be put before councillors by April.
A concept plan for a new playspace at Bob Gordon Reserve should be put before councillors by April.

A REVISED concept plan for the $4 million upgrade of Bob Gordon Reserve could be put before councillors in April.

The City of Melville has its sights on building a multigenerational space at the Bull Creek reserve, adjacent to the BMX track.

The park will include play areas for kids, exercise areas for the community, barbecue facilities and space for food vans.

A report put forward in mid-2017 generated plenty of community feedback, prompting changes by the City’s Landscape Design Team.

Alterations included a reduced play area to open up space for dog walking and informal recreation, fencing to separate the area’s different activities and extra parking relocated to the east side of the park, rather than to the west.

A revised concept plan for Bob Gordon Reserve.

City of Melville acting chief executive Marten Tieleman said a presentation to council was yet to be scheduled, but expected it to be made by early April.

The project will cost about $4 million, but Mr Tieleman said it could be staged and some items postponed without impacting the area.

He said it would cost $2 million to build the basic infrastructure.

“The City is currently investigating options for grant funding, however until the project is endorsed by council no funding opportunities can or will be finalised,” Mr Tieleman said.

Mr Tieleman said the park would be a great addition to the community.

“This project will see the communities of Leeming and Bull Creek benefit from a local destination play space that offers play elements they currently have to travel outside of the City to enjoy,” he said.

“Local parks also have a wonderful way of becoming not just play spaces but places for all people to come together and connect.”

For information, visit melvilletalks.com.au.

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