Stirk Park Redevelopment Contract Awarded
The City of Kalamunda has selected Advanteering Civil Engineers to construct a new playground and skate park at Stirk Park, Kalamunda.
The plans for the park include a half sized basketball court, exercise and play equipment, flying fox, picnic facilities: BBQs, bench seating and shade shelters, a new toilet block, a viewing platform, and a historic bridge. There will be a new junior play area complete with water fountain and sand play zones, a timber arbour meeting place, board walk, rope walk, shop front, zig zag climber and animal and human tracks telling a Dreamtime Story.
The skate park is a major highlight of the project and will contain Junior and Intermediate ‘Street Plaza’ and a Flow Bowl skate zones following feedback from young people in the City. There is also a range of playground facilities including a zig zag boardwalk, triple swing, thread chimes, talking tube, community pathway, all abilities double flying fox and a possum hangout.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said the highly anticipated transformation of the park will be a boon for the whole City.
“I know the community is excited about this project, and I can’t wait to see the benefits it brings through significant social, economic, and environmental outcomes”, she said.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Advanteering, who will bring over 35 years of experience, excellence and innovation to the project.”
“Stirk Park is already a destination of choice for visitors to our region, and the improvements will further activate the site and enhance its reputation, bringing in vital tourism revenue.”
The new space will provide a more inclusive environment at Stirk Park and better cater for large family and social outings while providing the community an opportunity to connect with the local environment through the nature play theme and explore local history and Aboriginal heritage through the history bridge concept.
Construction will commence early in 2023 with works planned to minimise impact on the park and its environment.
The $3.8M project will be funded from a combination of sources including funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, Lotterywest a contribution of $75,000 from the Rotary Club of Kalamunda and the City of Kalamunda
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.