Stefanelli Family Build Their Legacy with New Junction

The City of Swan is delighted to accept a $1 million contribution from the Stefanelli family towards a new children’s playground in the New Junction precinct.

The decision to accept the contribution was confirmed at a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 26.

The Habitat Playspace is part of stage two works for the development and is scheduled to commence construction in 2020-21.

The playground will reflect elements of the classic Australian backyard - a place to tell stories, catch up with friends and play.

The draft concept is based on the habitats of 11 insects unique to Western Australia. It is designed to inspire play, discovery, curiosity and delight.

It includes a chrysalis slide tower, wetland play area, snout-nosed katydid climbing cubby, habitat cubbies, parent’s bench and toddler’s corral.

The design will be refined through a community consultation process in 2019-20.

Joseph Stefanelli, Director of Stefanelli Nominees pty ltd said the Habitat Playspace will provide a safe and inclusive space for children to grow and play.

The Stefanelli family has had a strong connection to Midland and its people. We value this opportunity to give back to the community so the next generation of children and families are encouraged to work together, play together and create a bright future for all who choose to call Midland their home,
— Joseph Stefanelli

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said he is grateful to the Stefanelli family for their generosity and support for the project, which is testament to the business community’s confidence in the City’s growth and development.

The Stefanellis have been associated with the business and local community of Midland since December 1950 when the founding director, Giovanni Stefanelli, arrived from southern Italy to settle in the Swan Valley. They have helped the Midland Community grow into a vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. Now they are cementing their place in our future.
— Mayor Lucas
Mr Giovanni Stefanelli pictured with Council at last week’s Special Council Meeting

Mr Giovanni Stefanelli pictured with Council at last week’s Special Council Meeting

It’s great to see one of our well-known family run businesses getting involved and making a positive contribution to the community.

The New Junction project is a reflection of Midland’s proud history and exciting future, and our business community is an essential part of this story.
— Mayor Lucas
Andrina Prnich