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old suburb : new park – media launch

Lathlain and Carlisle residents in WA will soon be enjoying a new community park with the recent announcement and confirmation of funding from Lottery West and Town of Victoria Park and an innovative design by REALMstudios.

The announcement featured on Channel 7 News and The West on Friday 11th August.

REALMstudios have been commissioned by the Town of Victoria Park to develop concepts and a schematic design for this new community park located on the former Carlisle Bowls Club site and existing Tom Wright Reserve.

The project was steered by close community involvement via a Community Reference Group that involved a Participatory Budgeting  process to determine not only wants & needs but prioritisation of available funds.

Working closely with TPG’s consultation team REALMstudios developed a design response that the community feel they own and result we are all happy with.

The design is a response to community values and desires for:

Historic references – celebrating the former bowling club use;Ecological functionality – a native and botanically rich parkland;Community access and functionality; BBQ facilities, Shelters, Multi-use courts, Toilets and Play area;Canopy and shade – areas of respite and nurture;Equity in provision of amenities (on and beyond the site);A major Universal access and ‘nature’ play ground;Safety and security – lighting and good sight lines.

Watch the 7 News clip here.


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