A long term vision for the enhancement of Mary Carroll Park has been endorsed by Council following community consultation and a review of the unique environmental character of the Gosnells landmark.
Mary Carroll Park is located less than one kilometre from the Gosnells Town Centre and was named after Mary Carroll, a naturalist and former teacher at the adjoining Gosnells Primary School (1910-1951).
Since its naming in 1971, Mary Carroll Park has been supported by ongoing rehabilitation initiatives from a range of stakeholders including the Friends of Mary Carroll Wetlands, the Gosnells Primary School, South East Regional Centre of Urban Landcare (SERCUL) and the Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG).
City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said that the Vision Plan proposes three key areas for development including a main recreational area, large wetland recreational circuit and small wetland recreational circuit.
"A formal park entry is proposed at Eudoria Street through a boulevard of trees from May Street to Verna Street and public art would also be used to enhance the entry," Mayor Griffiths said.
"Facilities such as barbecues, picnic facilities, shelters, boardwalks, and a small kiosk are planned and would encourage people to visit the area.
"Also proposed is an amphitheatre-like seating facility for large groups set in a botanical garden display, and a community gathering space on James Street along with a feature botanical garden display of the wetland's vegetation."
The enhancement of Mary Carroll Park is a long-term objective and the Vision Plan has been arranged into a series of independent project areas that can be achieved as funding becomes available.
The Mary Carroll Park Vision Plan was endorsed by Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 February 2014.