Work starts on $6.5m Ballajura intergenerational playspace

Published on: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A sod-turning event has marked the official start of ground works on the Ballajura intergenerational playspace.

The $6.5 million all-abilities facility will be a new home of fun for all ages in the Ballajura and wider Swan community.

This project, which received a $2 million grant from Lotterywest, has been an advocacy priority for the City and a highly anticipated project for the Ballajura community.

The playspace will have three distinct zones.

One will be a lawn area with BBQs, seating areas, an outdoor gym, a flying fox and a multi-swing set. 

The second section will be an industrial play area, featuring a ninja assault course, basket swings, slides and trampolines. 

This second section will also be a junior play area, suitable for the youngest members of our community.

The third section will be a nature play area with a dry creek, rope net, stilts, balance logs, cubby building and balance ropes.

Construction is expected to finish in early 2025.

Tanya Richardson, City of Swan Mayor, said she was excited to see ground broken on the project.

“The Ballajura intergenerational playspace helps us build an environment that meets the needs of children, youth, families and aged people,” she said.

“It also helps us achieve a key priority for Ballajura residents, as outlined in the Ballajura Local Area Plan, to provide amenities and infrastructure for public open space.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming the community to this incredible facility once it is completed.”

Colin Smith, Lotterywest CEO, said the $2m grant aimed to provide Ballajura residents with a stronger sense of community and belonging.

“We are proud to support the City of Swan to create a community hub for the residents of Ballajura and beyond,” Mr Smith said.

“This will be a space that promotes community health and wellbeing for many years to come.”

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