The City of Melville is pleased to have received a Playspace Award at the Parks and Leisure Australia WA Awards of Excellence for the recently completed Deep Water Point Reserve Playspace.
The Mount Pleasant-based project received the Best Playspace (less than $500,000), at the award ceremony held on Thursday, 27 August 2020.
City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the award recognised a space that encouraged Healthy Lifestyles in the community.
“Visitors to Deep Water Point will now be able to enjoy and explore three distinctly different play spaces,” said Mayor Gear.
“There is a younger kids’ cormorant-themed play area, an older kids climbing tower set amongst the tree canopy and a southern hub with a variety of swings and lounge hammocks.”
The playspace includes a combination of custom built bespoke and off the shelf play elements, carefully crafted to inspire and excite the imagination, to offer a greater variety and increase access.
The spaces seamlessly integrate with the dynamic landscape of the Canning River and increase awareness of the reserve environment, referencing the local wildlife and the joy of jumping off the jetty, boating and fishing.
The City would like to acknowledge all the staff, artists and contractors who contributed to the project, including SCAPE-ISM, Anne Gee, Exteria, Natural Play Environments, lyPa, Playground Centre, Moduplay, MMM (WA), Active Discovery, Axiis Contracting and Buckingham Stone.
The award-winning playspace can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel.
For more information, visit http://www.melvillecity.com.au/deep-water-point