The new Bina Parkland playground is now ready for the community to enjoy at Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga.
The first of a three-stage community parkland project, the newly opened regional playground has a flying fox, swings, learning circle, climbing frame and more.
With a focus on nature, the playground’s design incorporates native trees and vegetation into new pathways and uses logs from the parkland for bench seating and log steppers.
New plants recently added to the playground were specially selected to reflect the Balga region, highlighting the area’s Mooro Country heritage.
Stages two and three of the $6.2 million Bina Parkland project will deliver new BMX tracks, a skate facility, a multi-court sports area, picnic areas and more by mid-2021.
Lotterywest kindly contributed $2.34 million to the overall project via community sponsorship. Aimed at enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing for all West Australians through funding and support, Lotterywest is Australia’s only State Government-owned lottery where all profits are returned to the community.
City of Stirling Deputy Mayor Bianca Sandri said the multi-million dollar community project was gaining momentum with the playground now open to the community.
“There was a lot of community consultation leading up to this point and it’s terrific that the new playground – and the overall project – is transforming community feedback into an exciting reality,” she said.
“The flying fox is a hugely popular feature at other local playgrounds and it’s sure to be another big drawcard here in Balga.”
In another recent development for the parkland project, the City commissioned Arterial Design to create a series of integrated public artworks that will acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and the growing multicultural fabric of local communities.
The public can look forward to new artworks representing the six Nyoongar seasons as well as a series of interactive works being in place by the end of the year.
For anyone making plans to visit the new playground, the carpark on Camberwell Street offers the best option for access.
Earlier this month, the City announced Bina Parkland as the new name for the community parkland. This was submitted by Warriapendi Primary School and voted on by the community.
Caption: Balga Ward Councillor David Boothman with Director Infrastructure Michael Littleton, Project Oficer Krystal Hunter and Manager Facilities, Projects and Assets Paul Kellick.
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