Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade

Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade

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With your help to inform the design, we've upgraded Ken Douglas Reserve.

Last Updated: 23 June 2022 Follow Engagement

Upgrade and renewal of the Ken Douglas Reserve Playground was undertaken during April and May 2022. The upgrade follows our 2021 community consultation to finalise the preferred concept design. 

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We developed a concept plan for the Ken Douglas Reserve Upgrade. As part of the upgrade, the playground was renewed after the community was invited to vote for the preferred playspace renewal option. The uprgade of the reserve has now taken place. 
 

Engagement outcomes

There were two key opportunities for you to get involved in the upgrade of Ken Douglas Reserve. Firstly, the community was invited to share ideas for the Ken Douglas Upgrade via our community survey, whichclosed on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. During the second stage of engagement, the community was invited to view the concept plan, provide feedback, and vote for the preferred playground option via an online vote, which closed on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. This was the final opportunity to provide input on this concept plan.

Feedback received through the engagement was reviewed by the project team, and a few changes were made to accommodate some requests. The main changes were:

  • Grassed area extended along the southern fence
  • Concrete path shape adjusted: extended at southern side of park; reduced at northern side of park – passing now in front of the playground.
  • New concrete path colour was selected to be standard grey.

FAQs

What playground types were considered?

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Traditional park

Bush park

Combination

Playground

- Traditional combination unit with a variety of play elements and a slide

- Traditional swing set

- Nature play items such as logs, rocks, log steppers, balance beams, rope play elements

- Basket swing

- Small fort with a slide

- Traditional swing set

- Nature play items incorporated within the reserve (logs, rocks, log steppers)

Irrigation

to be reviewed

to be removed

to be removed

Turfed areas

to be improved

to be removed

to be removed

Vegetation

existing to remain (with new garden edges and mulch installed)

to be improved, increasing biodiversity of plant species

to be improved, increasing biodiversity of plant species

Why did we engage with the community?

We sought to understand whether the existing playground was well used and to determine whether the community wanted it to be renewed or removed.

 

Timeline

  • 7 September to 21 September 2021
  • Stage 1: Survey
    The community were invited to share their ideas via an online survey.
  • October and November 2021
  • Design and quoting process
  • 30 November - 14 December 2021
  • Stage 2: Vote for your favourite Concept Plan
    The community was invited to vote on a favourite Concept Plan
  • January 2022
  • Appointment of selected supplier
  • April - May 2022
  • Playground construction due for completion (pending nature play items installation)
  • May/June 2022
  • Landscaping works and installation of nature play items
    Concrete path, mulching and planting and installation of nature play items
  • 2022-2023
  • Fence replacement

Contact us

NameDiana Gomes - Landscape Technical Officer
Email

playgrounds@melville.wa.gov.au

Location

1 Cowrie Cres, Mount Pleasant Get Directions

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