Landsdale park development breaking ground

Hardcastle Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Hardcastle Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt

DEVELOPMENT of a long-awaited Landsdale park is expected to take place next year.

The City of Wanneroo plans to develop part of Hardcastle Park, retaining much of the bushland on the site after being granted a final clearing permit in August.

Its development plans include a large irrigated turf area as well as a playground with rubber soft-fall, nature play elements, a swings, shade sails, park benches, picnic table with shelter, paths, limestone walls and conservation fencing.

Asked about the construction start date at the November 12 council meeting, acting assets director Lionel Nicholson confirmed work was due to start in January and clearing could start before then.

A concept plan for Hardcastle Park.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City had carried out extensive community consultation during the various stages of the project.

“I know that many residents of Landsdale are looking forward to being able to enjoy this neighbourhood park,” she said.

“This will be a fantastic space where locals can socialise, play and exercise close to home.”

Work, including environmental offset, started on November 11 and the $961,000 project is expected to finish by April 2020.

The project had previously been dubbed “hardbasket park” because residents had been waiting several years to see it developed and faced further delays after the initial clearing permit was granted in December 2018.