STAGE 1 MIDLAND PARK TO GO AHEAD!

Work will soon begin on the first stage of a new community park at New Junction after the City of Swan Council approved the landscape design for the first stage of the recreational heart of the precinct last night.

The plans feature a a kick-about lawn and terraced seating, play and recreational areas for children and teens, groves of trees and special recognition of Midland’s history and heritage through public art and interpretive elements. Stage 1 forms part of a One Hectare park proposed within the New Junction precinct.

The youth area will include rock climbing, a tennis practice wall and basketball half-court.

 An artists impression of the proposed new youth area in the south east corner of Midland Park

An artists impression of the proposed new youth area in the south east corner of Midland Park

Designs for stage one were developed earlier this year, before being taken to the community for feedback in September and October.

City of Swan Deputy Mayor Kevin Bailey said he was pleased to see the Midland community coming together to have their say on the final design of the park.

It’s been great to see the people who will be enjoying this new space having their say about what they’d like to see take shape there

Councillor Bailey said the revisions to the landscape designs included reducing the scope of an interpretive feature wall to improve sight lines for parents supervising children in the play area.

We have listened to our community, incorporated their feedback, and we’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic new park for all to enjoy at the heart of New Junction
 A birds eye view of the new youth space coming to New Junction as part of Stage 1 Midland Park

A birds eye view of the new youth space coming to New Junction as part of Stage 1 Midland Park

The park will create a space to make the most of our unique way of life - a place to meet friends, play, exercise, kick a ball, have a picnic or walk your dog.

Upon completion of the redevelopment, New Junction will boast a total of over 2.3Ha of new public open spaces.

To view the report that went to Council visit the City of Swan website.

Andrina Prnich