All go for Princess Wallington Community Parkland

27 November 2019

It’s all systems go for construction of the new Princess Wallington Community Parkland in Balga after today’s turning of the first sod ceremony.

The multi-million dollar project at Princess Wallington Reserve will deliver a new skate facility, multi-court sports area, BMX track, regional playground, walking trails and much more.

Along with all these incredible facilities, the impressive project will be a welcoming setting for a community hub that encourages local community events to bring residents and visitors together.

Lotterywest has contributed $2.34 million to the $6.2 million project, which will also offer new barbecue and picnic areas, public toilets, shelters and seating.

Each year, Lotterywest gets behind hundreds of projects that make a difference and remains the only lottery in Australia - and one of only a few in the world - where all the profits are returned to the Western Australian community.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the turning of the sod signaled the start of an exciting project for the Balga community and the City of Stirling.

“Delivering this new community parkland is important to our community in many ways, but one of the most important is giving local young people great reasons to head outdoors and be active,” Mayor Irwin said.

“I look forward to seeing the skate park and BMX track aspects become new go-to destinations for young people across the City of Stirling.”

The City’s Skate and BMX Facility Strategy initially identified Princess Wallington Reserve as in need of a skate and BMX facility. The City proceeded to call on the community to comment on concept designs in 2015.

Making sure the community continued to have plenty of input into the project as it developed, extensive community consultation followed including information sessions held in 2018 and earlier this year.

It is expected the project will be completed in mid-2021.

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