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Mills Park wins ‘best facility’

Published on Thursday 29 June, 2017

Mills Park

The City of Gosnells has received another prestigious award for its Mills Park redevelopment, this time winning Leisure Facility of the Year at Parks and Leisure Australia’s (PLA) recent State awards.

Mills Park was given the honour at PLA’s 2017 Regional Awards of Excellence on Friday 16 June.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said the award added to a growing collection of accolades for the Beckenham facility, which became Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star rated facility when it was opened just over a year ago.

“Mills Park has exceeded all expectations for a leisure facility – it is a wonderful community hub, first-rate sporting complex and offers people of all ages a beautiful public open space,” the Mayor said.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see the community enjoying Mills Park. On any given day, you’ll find people walking dogs and exercising, children playing, sports training or games, young people enjoying the skate plaza and now with a café, it’s simply a great place to catch up with friends.”

Mayor Searle said the City’s project team and parks staff deserved equal praise for this latest award.

“Designing, building and now maintaining Mills Park has been a true team effort and all staff involved, as well as our project partners, have enabled the City to provide one of the State’s best community leisure facilities.”

The award now qualifies the City for entry to the PLA’s national awards in October.

For more information about what’s on at Mills Park, please click here.