The City of Canning has announced the successful tender for its Wyong Park redevelopment project, in a major milestone for the $1.5 million project.

Phase3 Landscape Construction will oversee the planned upgrades, which includes a new and larger playground featuring nature play and traditional play elements, and conversion of the existing basketball court to a multi-sports hardcourt, to appeal to a wider range of interests.

In addition to the redevelopment, Council will conduct ancillary works worth over $830,000, including the installation of water sensitive urban design elements such as rain gardens in the carpark.

Under the ancillary works package, the active sporting space will benefit from upgraded irrigation systems and, to enable families to safely access nearby Bentley Primary School, a new raised plateau between the park and school will be installed. 

Council will also contribute further funds towards a new practice wicket for the Bentley Cricket Club.

Bentley Primary School students will produce artwork for installation at the new playground, with local artist Jade Dolman brightening up the hard court and footpaths with hercreative pieces.

City of Canning Mayor, Patrick Hall, said the redevelopment would transform Wyong Park for the benefit of all City of Canning residents.

“The new Wyong Park will have something for everyone – from a place to work out to a Sunday barbecue spot, a well-lit path for your evening stroll or a shady tree to relax under while you watch the kids play,” Mayor Hall said.

“We are delighted to deliver this exciting upgrade, which will not only benefit the sporting clubs who call the park home, but will make Wyong a destination of choice for local families, dog owners, walkers and exercise enthusiasts.”

Wyong Park is the largest of six local parks to be upgraded under the Bentley Parkscapes program, funded by the Department of Communities to complement the future Bentley 360 Development.

Bentley 360 is one of the largest urban infill developments in the South Metropolitan area. The development is expected to cause a significant increase in population, resulting in greater demand for high quality recreational spaces.

Construction at Wyong Park is due to start in late September 2022 and will continue until March 2023.

Warwick and Dumond Parks are the last of the six parks to be upgraded, with completion expected by June 2023.

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