Better play spaces coming to beach suburb

Mayor Phil Angers swings into revamping Cottesloe’s playgrounds and parks, with Alison Hutt and grandson Lachlan. Picture: Jon Bassett.
Mayor Phil Angers swings into revamping Cottesloe’s playgrounds and parks, with Alison Hutt and grandson Lachlan. Picture: Jon Bassett.

DALKIETH grandmother Alison Hutt wants more sun and wind protection when playgrounds and parks are revamped in Cottesloe.

“More shade and wind shelters are needed for grandmothers with children, or older tourists like my parents who come out here from the UK in their 80s,” Ms Hutt said.

Cottesloe Council has budgeted $403,000 to improve play and recreation spaces 2019-20.

A draft has been released for public comment.

The draft indentified more over-85s and 10 to 14-year-olds who needed spaces in the Town’s 10 playgrounds and 12 parks.

Other issues included a lack of parks east of the railway line.

Suggestions include both Broome Street and railway reserve having parklets, pop-up playgrounds, passive recreation and some sports, and Grant Street’s east-west median strip becoming a nature corridor connecting water sumps, revegetation and remnant bush.

The Dutch Inn playground, where there has been conflict between windsurfers and parents, could be moved north, and Harvey Field’s playground replaced.