Nedlands: $4 million All Abilities Play Space earmarked for foreshore

Nedlands: $4 million All Abilities Play Space earmarked for foreshore

NEDLANDS foreshore will undergo changes in early 2017 with the construction of a $4 million All Abilities Play Space.

Stage one will include a majority of the play equipment and perimeter fencing.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said government, business and the community had come together in a unique partnership to deliver an innovative facility for the whole of Perth.

“We are pleased to share with everyone the iconic Swan River Foreshore that we are lucky enough to have within the City’s boundaries,” he said.

“Most of the equipment in the facility is designed to take the weight of an adult, so that parents, carers and grandparents can take part in the fun.”

The award-winning facility has been designed by Fiona Robbe, with an aim to address the needs of families of children with disabilities.

Nedlands Rotary Club spokeswoman Doris Strahan said the club, who had funded the project, wanted a playground for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their age or ability.

“We know that play has great physical and social benefits. Families, carers and community groups are able to find respite in a tranquil and truly beautiful setting by the river,” she said.

“We are delighted that construction will commence soon.”