Competition to complete Holling Street Reserve design

Published on Friday 24 August, 2018

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Creative community members are invited to help design part of the revitalised Holling Street Reserve in Maddington.

Following a consultation day last year, local residents told the City they wanted the existing asphalt area to be included in the new park’s design.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City was now holding an art competition to decorate the expanse of asphalt.

“The competition is open to all City residents, artists, schools and community groups. We’re particularly keen to see what inspires those who might be using this park,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“The artwork will be painted as a line-marked design, similar to what sports court lines are painted with, and there’s a great prize on offer for all entrants, with an active outdoor pack of sports equipment and picnic gear up for grabs.”

The overall design for the 1.9ha site was inspired by the 1950s style of housing surrounding the park and will feature breezeblock feature seat walls, along with a shaded playground, barbecue, shelter, lighting and a basketball half-court.

Work on the project, which is part of a long-term Public Open Space Strategy to revitalise parks across the City, will be carried out between September and December.

Competition entry details can be found on the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au, at local libraries and the Civic Centre. It will be open from Monday 10 September to 4pm on Friday 5 October.