Baldivis youth space given seal of approval

Nars Walker tests out the Baldivis Youth Space as Mayor Barry Sammels looks on.
Nars Walker tests out the Baldivis Youth Space as Mayor Barry Sammels looks on.

KEEPING youth engaged and stimulated is the purpose of the new youth area opened in Baldivis last weekend.

Baldivis youth have a new place to hang out and keep fit with the opening of the new Baldivis Youth Space.

The purpose-built outdoor recreation space at Tranby Reserve was officially opened by Mayor Barry Sammels on Saturday, May 27.

Local young people gave it a thorough test drive, particularly as they played a huge part in designing the space, Cr Sammels said.

“Its design involved extensive community consultation and input from local primary and secondary students because we wanted to ensure it would be a place that appealed to them and that they wanted to use,” he said.

“Our aim was to create an enjoyable, contemporary space that gave young people in the area a sense of ownership, encouraged them to be physically active and gave them opportunities to interact and make new friends.

“I think we have achieved that and I look forward to it becoming a popular place for young people in Baldivis.”

Features of the facility include a 40m skate plaza, a parkour climbing frame, a ropes course, climbing walls, a chill-out space and four trampolines.

With a price tag of $450,000, the project was designed by landscape architect Playce and built by Environmental Industries.

It is the first outdoor recreation space in Baldivis, with a second, larger space planned in the future.

The City will hold a range of activities at the new space over the coming months, including parkour classes.

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