Two of Town’s much-loved parks to get major facelifts

Published on 05 March 2019

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Victoria Park Council has appointed contractors to deliver the $900,000 stage 2 and 3 works to enhance GO Edwards Park and the $640,000 stage 1 works to the river edge of Taylor Reserve and McCallum Park.

Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the works, taking place at two of Vic Park’s most iconic outdoor spaces, would provide great new features for local families to enjoy.

“Vic Park is famous for its lush green spaces and river frontages. These two projects are designed to make these already good spaces even better,” Mayor Vaughan said.

“The stage 1 river edge works at Taylor Reserve and McCallum Park will provide the community with better access and connection to the river and will include the replacement of the eroded river wall, the reintroduction of native plant species and more accessible and attractive passive spaces.

“The GO Edwards Park upgrades will provide the already popular family space with a new interactive nature play area for kids, a paved shaded area with barbecues, a deck overlooking the lake edge, a timber footbridge, a formal bridal walk, new footpaths and lighting as well as water efficient landscaping throughout.”

MMM WA Pty Ltd was awarded the tender for the Taylor Reserve and McCallum Park upgrades. The project is jointly funded through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Riverbank Program.

The GO Edwards Park stage 2 and 3 work was awarded to Phase3 Landscape Construction Pty Ltd.

Work is expected to start on both projects in the first half of 2019.