A PLAYGROUND and large grassed area are part of plans for a site with protected bushland in Landsdale.
City of Wanneroo is seeking feedback on a concept plan for Hardcastle Park, which currently consists of bushland classified as a threatened ecology community by the Department of Environment Regulation.
It undertook community consultation regarding developing the park in November and during an on-site meeting with locals, found the majority did not support the design for reasons including they wanted a greater area of bushland cleared for the development, it was too close to the road and there was no parking.
The City’s supporting information said attendees requested the project be put on hold while an appeal was made to the State Environment Minister to increase the active park space.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts wrote to then Minister Albert Jacob, who encouraged the City to liaise with the department about requirements for a clearing permit if it needed to remove vegetation for its proposal.
“The concept design has now been revised to provide a larger turf area for kick about and other activities, relocation of the equipment to a central location away from the road, as well as providing play equipment and accessibility where practicable within the park,” it said.
It features a picnic setting and bench, toddler play equipment, bird’s nest swing and nature play areas.
Councillors and City officers will discuss the proposal with residents at Warradale Park clubrooms in Landsdale on April 24 from 5pm to 6pm.
An online survey is open until May 7 at www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/consultations.