City of Joondalup: parks better for City expenditure


Hamish McLea gives the new play equipment a trial run.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d454113
Hamish McLea gives the new play equipment a trial run. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d454113

THE City of Joondalup has spent about $1 million in the past 12 months upgrading and replacing play equipment at 10 local parks.

The play areas at Whitfords West Park in Kallaroo cost about $100,000, while new play equipment was installed at Calectasia Reserve in Greenwood and Ridge Park in Edgewater for $80,000.

At Hawker Park in Warwick, about $160,000 was spent on the play area, including new turf and relocating the existing playground so it could link to Hawker Park Primary School via a connecting path.

The City is currently installing $100,000 worth of play equipment at Shepherd’s Bush Park in Kingsley, and a bike skills track and new barbecue facilities as part of the Robertson Road Cycleway upgrade.

Improvements have also been made to James Cook Park in Hillarys including a new irrigation system, paths and landscaping, the installation of a new cricket practice net, and creating a contemplative space with bench seating and play items.

Another 10 parks will be upgraded in 2016-17.