Koondoola: Moorhead Park to get playground equipment by April

Moorhead Park in Koondoola. Picture: Martin Kennealey d476140
Moorhead Park in Koondoola. Picture: Martin Kennealey d476140

KOONDOOLA’S Moorhead Park is set to get a double flying fox and other playground equipment by next April.

Wanneroo council endorsed a $275,750 concept plan for the park on Moorhead Way at its November 14 meeting.

The plan includes standard and basket swings, junior and senior climbing units, bark and sand softfall, shade sails, picnic shelter with seating, bins and a path network.

The construction timeframe noted in the council report said work would start in March and finish in April.

The report said the City received 14 responses to an online survey that was sent to 478 residents and landowners within 400m of the park.

Eight of those responses supported the proposal, while six did not want the park developed , mostly for fear it would increase the level of antisocial behaviour.

“Administration is of the view that the development of Moorhead Park will result in increased levels of activation and more positive use of the park by children and families during the day, which will assist in deterring antisocial behaviour,” the report said.

“Administration will consult with local police to see if there is scope for increased patrols in the area.”

The City also held an onsite meeting on October 4, when similar issues were raised.

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