Shire of Harvey to host consultation over new playground

The consultation session for the Ridley Place Foreshore Play Area will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10am to 12pm. Photo: Supplied.

The consultation session for the Ridley Place Foreshore Play Area will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10am to 12pm. Photo: Supplied.

The Shire of Harvey has invited the community to have their say on the concept design for the new $550,000 Ridley Place Foreshore Play Area.

The decision to award the tender was unanimously endorsed by the Shire of Harvey council during a meeting on Friday, September 27.

The play area, which will replace the existing playground at the Ridley Place Foreshore Reserve, is being built as part of the Foreshore Master Plan and aims to provide an original and creative experience for children aged six to 14.

The design features a timber flying fox, swings, waterplay and a crustacean and mollusc discovery area, as well as equipment and fencing suitable for babies and smaller children.

The current project timeline will see construction of the play area commence in November before the space officially opens in January, 2020.

The shire has already sourced $400,000 worth of funding for the project, with a Lotterywest funding application for the remaining $150,000 still pending.

Should the funding application not be successful, the shire has already agreed to compile a report on other potential funding sources for the council's consideration.

The consultation session with the project team will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10am to 12pm at Ridley Place Foreshore and will include a free sausage sizzle.

For more information, contact Shire of Harvey community development officer Amy Pitts on 9729 0326.