Park takes root finally

Park takes root finally

Resident Lisa Shearon said she had contacted the City of Wanneroo to find out why the park was taking so long to develop.

She said many of the families in the surrounding streets had bought their homes up to 10-years-ago on the understanding the vacant land would be developed into a park.

‘Given that these children have waited since they were babies for a park to be built on Lockeport Approach, you’d think a couple more months wouldn’t matter,’ she said.

‘However, when they were told categorically by Wanneroo City councillors that their park would be started in February and completed in April, you can understand why they’re disappointed their park is still a sea of weeds and double-G prickles.’

On May 7, Ms Shearon said fences were erected and she thought the work had begun.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the contract for what will be Amstel Park has been awarded and development was proposed to start on May 2.

‘The construction program will extend for a two-month period and for that time the park will be fenced off to prevent unauthorised access,’ she said.

‘Following completion, a three-month maintenance consolidation period will prevail, during which the park will be maintained by the contractor, however the park will be open to the public during this time.’