Surf on Turf: beach set to come to Midland


Councillor for Midland Guildford Mark Elliott gets into beach party mode. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Councillor for Midland Guildford Mark Elliott gets into beach party mode. Picture: Bruce Hunt

CITY of Swan is bringing the beach to Midland next month, with the Surf on Turf pop-up beach playground.

Locals will be able to splash in the water playground, soak up the sun and enjoy time with the family at the free event.

Entertainment from The Lulus, Bizircus, Pirateman, Perth Stilt Walkers, The Mermaids and Riley Pearce will be on offer, as well as sand sculptures, face painting and giant games.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainright said the family-friendly event would bring the only thing the City does not have to its shores – a beach.

“It will be fantastic to see a part of Midland’s CBD transformed into a water themed pop-up park and I hope to see all the community down there and getting involved,” he said.

Councillor Mark Elliott said the event, sponsored by the Community Newspaper Group, was a sign of things to come this summer.

“We are always proud to bring events like this to our local communities as they not only add vibrancy and atmosphere to the area, but allow our community members to see their usual surroundings in a very different light,” he said.

The free event will take place on the corner of Cale Street and The Crescent in Midland from March 11 and 12 between 10am and 3pm.

For more information visit the City of Swan Facebook page or www.swan.wa.gov.au.