Memorial Park’s transformation unveiled

Published on Friday, 13 August 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

The Wheatbelt’s newest Park is now open to the public, as the construction fencing was removed today at Pingelly’s new look Memorial Park.  

Following a $1 million redevelopment over the past six months funded through the Commonwealth Government, local residents and visitors can now enjoy the new playgrounds, BBQs and community spaces in time for the weekend. 

 

Funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Drought Affected Communities Programme enabled the closure of Scudds Lane as a through-road and closure of the former carpark to integrate and expand the available park space within the precinct.  This facilitated the construction of purpose-built play spaces encompassing an early year’s playground, an adventure and nature playground for all-ages, and an expansion of the existing playground.  

 

The amenity of the park has also been improved with new park furniture, BBQ facilities, toilet facilities, a dedicated market space with power access for the bi-annual Community Markets, as well as a central amphitheatre for community gatherings. The existing memorial space was also retained. While the park can be now enjoyed by all, some minor work is still to be completed including the installation of WiFi and some finishing touches are still to be applied.

 

The project outcomes reflect the broader community’s input into the original concept plan, as well as the contributions made by the Memorial Park Redevelopment Working Group to inform the detailed design elements.  An official launch is being planned in the coming months.

 

Alongside the recent funding success to progress Stage 1 of the Town Hall project, and the future use of the Old Courthouses being considered at next week’s Council Meeting, the heart of Pingelly’s Town Centre is set to beat strong.

 

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