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City seeks input on plans for park

Published on Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Holling Street Reserve with Mayor

Residents from around Holling Street Reserve, in Maddington, welcomed the chance to have their say about plans to upgrade their park at a City of Gosnells community consultation session this month.

Mayor Olwen Searle joined planning and parks staff from the City to talk to residents about the proposed $500,000 upgrade, which includes installing additional play equipment, planting more trees and turf, creating a new path network and enhancing an existing bitumen area for bikes, scooters and skateboards.

“We sent invitations to all the residents in streets around the reserve and had a really good turnout on the day,” Mayor Searle said.

“We put on a sausage sizzle and had some colouring activities for the children, and residents were able to look at the proposed design for the park, ask questions and give us their feedback.”

Mayor Searle said the consultation session also provided the perfect opportunity to tell the community about all that the City achieved in the early years of the Public Open Space Strategy, and to let them know about future plans.

“Staff from the City will now take the community feedback to the project’s landscape architect, who will make some minor amendments to the design.

“It is hoped the improvements will be commenced during the 2017/18 financial year.”