$200K funding boost for Broz Park

Published on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 3:59:54 PM

A Helena Valley park will receive substantial upgrades, including inclusive play equipment, thanks to the support of Lotterywest.

Shire of Mundaring Councilors and staff; Michelle Roberts MLA, Member for Midland; Nikki Miller, Manager Grants Development at Lotterywest; and Sue McCann and Deanna Clark from the Helena Valley Ratepayers Association met at Broz Park to officially receive the $229,114 grant on Friday 22 April. 

Shire President James Martin said the grant would be used to complement recent upgrades by the Shire to improve the park.

“As part of the Shire’s Broz Park Master Plan, we have improved the health and appearance of the lake, installed an accessible toilet block, basketball mini court and path works,” he said.

“The grant will enable us to add a junior playground, flying fox, outdoor fitness hub and pendulum all abilities swing, additional seating and bicycle racks.”

The junior playground will also be fenced to improve safety.

Inclusive play, socialising and learning

Lotterywest and Healthway CEO, Ralph Addis said through grants like this, Lotterywest and the Shire of Mundaring are building a better Western Australia together.

“These improved playground facilities will make it more accessible for everyone, allowing more people to actively engage in community life,” said Mr Addis.

“Respect and understanding grows when people of diverse abilities play, socialise and learn together.”

A long term investment

Upgrades, totaling $560,184 are allocated in the 2021/22 budget with $331,070 allocated from Shire funding. 

Cr Martin said significant upgrades of community facilities such as Broz Park provided a long-term investment for future generations to enjoy.

“The upgrades will enhance the existing playground and create a safer, inclusive place for families,” he said.

“Once complete, it will be great to see families enjoying the outdoors and connecting with their community.”

Works are expected to be completed during the first half of 2023.

 

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