Park revamp step closer after $2m grant

August 29, 2017 by  

Balga’s Princess Wallington Community Parkland is set for a $7 million revamp following a grant of $2 million from Lotterywest.

Councillors from the City of Stirling recently voted to put the wheels in motion to progress plans for the first two stages of

the park, which services an area that includes neighbouring Wangara, Western Australia.

The project was welcomed by councillors David Boothman and Keith Sargent.

“Anyone who knows this area will know it is barren,”

said Cr Sargent.

“This (project) will create a busy hub that Balga desperately needs. It will link isolated centres and create a community hub.”

Flyers were distributed by the City of Stirling to invite community consultation as early as 2015.

According to a report by council, community interest in the revamp project during the consultation process was at a `high level’.

“Give the high level of social, physical and mental health benefits that this project can deliver to one of the City’s most disadvantaged communities, Lotterywest was open to discussing funding opportunities,”

the report stated.

Cr Sargent said nearly $5 million will be contributed to the project by the City or Stirling.

Plans include the installation of a skate facility with floodlighting, a youth and parkour area where users can run, jump and climb to negotiate obstacles, multi-courts, a regional playground and a dirt BMX and mountain bike facility.