Playground site for Sam Trott supported

A LOCATION and concept design for a Warradale Park nature playground for Landsdale toddler Sam Trott, who died in the park in 2014, have been backed by Wanneroo City councillors.

The site, supported at last week’s meeting, provides “suitable” open space for installation of the park.

A report to council said existing trees offered shaded play areas and was close to the footpath network and sports field.

However, it said the only disadvantage of the location was some low lying areas to the east and south that form part of an existing drainage swale and may be prone to water logging in winter.

“The playground design will be reviewed to minimise any potential issues with extending into the existing drainage swales,” it said.

A working group was given the task of developing a fun, vibrant, happy, secure and stimulating environment for the project honouring two-year-old Sam, who died in the park’s Snake Swamp in December 2014.

It is expected to cost about $280,000.

The council delegated the chief executive officer to approve any design amendments in consultation with the Trott family as well as organise the call for tenders.