Girrawheen playground upgrade shelved

Ferrara Park in Girrawheen.
Ferrara Park in Girrawheen.

PLANS to remove a climbing structure from a Girrawheen park have been shelved following community feedback.

The City of Wanneroo had planned to remove and replace a rope play pyramid at Ferrara Park this week, however a spokeswoman said it had agreed to keep the “popular climbing structure” after residents raised concerns.

“The equipment was scheduled to be replaced following an audit by the City, however with repairs completed, the structure will be retained,” the spokeswoman said.

The City plans to replace the soft fall surface.

“The playground’s soft fall surface will be replaced.

“The upgrade of Ferrara Park is one of 15 parks being renewed across the City as part of the $1.65 million annual parks asset renewal program.”

Community News understands the original plan had been to install a different style of rope climbing structure with a slide and shade sails.

Update, November 12: The City plans to install the equipment and shade sails intended for Ferrara Park at Shamrock Park in Two Rocks instead.

A spokeswoman said due to the age of that playground, it was scheduled for replacement at the start of the next financial year.

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This concept plan for Ferrara Park has been shelved.