A new-and-improved public space is on the horizon for the Jarrahdale community, with Stage 1 works for the Jarrahdale Outdoor Hub set to start this month.
The project is led by the Jarrahdale Community Collective and will transform the area behind Bruno Gianatti Hall into a versatile outdoor hub.
Stage 1 works will involve the removal of some of the older playground equipment to create an open irrigated turf area with new planting and pathway connections to the remaining play area.
The turf area will provide a flexible space for picnics, get-togethers and small community events in the heart of Jarrahdale.
Construction is expected to be completed by April next year. During stage 2 the playground equipment will be replaced with a nature-play area. Additional funding is needed before stage 2 can begin.
Funding for Stage 1 of the hub was shared between the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Alcoa and the Department of Local Government and Cultural Industries.
“This will be a great asset for our local community, revitalising the playground space to enhance outdoor facilities for residents and providing a welcoming space for visitors to stop by as they take in all that Jarrahdale has to offer,” Jarrahdale Community Collective president Raoul Temme said.
Local member and project supporter Hugh Jones said he looked forward to seeing what the project brings to the Jarrahdale community.
“Seeing work begin on the transformation of this community space is a testament to the spirit of our residents and the hard work of the Jarrahdale Community Collective, and shows what can be achieved when state and local government, business and community groups work together on a shared goal.”