The first stage of a project to revitalise Hester Park in Langford begins this month, with work starting on a $500,000 upgrade to activate this riverside parkland.

As part of a joint initiative, the City of Gosnells and State Government will equally share the $500,000 cost to develop a new entry road, basketball half-court and new pump track for BMX and mountain bike riding.

Mayor David Goode welcomed the State Government’s funding, saying the Hester Park project would create a more useable, active community space.

“We are very fortunate to have the Canning River running through our City and this project aims to make better use of this beautiful natural asset and provide our community with great new places to get together and be outdoors,” he said.

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston said he was very pleased that the Hester Park revitalisation was now underway and was excited to see Hester Park better serve the community.

“The McGowan Government’s $250,000 contribution to this project was an election commitment of mine, and I’m proud to have delivered on that commitment,” Mr Johnston said.

“Our community wins when we work together – thank you to the City of Gosnells for working with the McGowan Government to get this project off the ground.”

More information about this and other infrastructure projects is available by calling 9397 3000 or via the City’s consultation hub