Cows moo-ving in to Tuart Hill reserve

The newly built playground at Robinson Reserve in Tuart Hill. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493595
The newly built playground at Robinson Reserve in Tuart Hill. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493595

THE first stage of the Robinson Reserve redevelopment is nearing completion.

A playground adjacent to Osborne Community Hub is expected to open at the end of July.

City of Stirling acting community development director Chris Brereton said it offered a variety of activities for children including rope climbing, a bird’s nest swing and natural play areas.

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“This space will include a barbecue area with picnic tables, shelters and seating, half-court and small scooter and skate area,” he said.

“A community shelter is also being installed to cater for larger gatherings and birthday parties.”

Mr Brereton said accessibility was a “key consideration” of the design and the Tuart Hill reserve would have improved access for people with disabilities including accessible parking bays, public toilet and drinking fountain, and inclusive elements in the playground and barbecue area.

Parking being created at Robinson Reserve. Photo: Martin Kennealey

There will also be an internal pedestrian path network throughout the park.

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Work has started to replace the boundary fence and install irrigation, with turf replacement and planting of shrubs and trees starting soon.

A path network is being built as part of the first stage of redevelopment. Photo: Martin Kennealey

More than 120 trees, mostly native WA species, will be planted and the City of Stirling has commissioned artist Mehdi Rasulle to create a life-size cow and calf sculpture for the reserve.

The yet-to-be installed sculpture represents the reserve’s significance as the site of the Osborne Agricultural Show and its history as a dairy farm.

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