The City of Bayswater has won the 'Environments Promoting Physical Activity' award at the Children's Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards for its Russell Street Park project. The awards recognise local governments undertaking strategies in the area of improving and promoting child health.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull and Manager Sustainability and Environment Jeremy Maher accepted the award, presented by Minister David Templeman on Thursday 2 August 2018. Mayor Dan Bull said he was immensely proud to see the City recognised for creating positive recreational spaces.
"The City partnered with Water Corporation and the State Governmentto transform a fenced-off drainage basin site into a central, active recreation space in the heart of the Morley CBD.
"Russell Street Park boasts a ten station ninja-warrior style obstacle course, a giant water-conservation themed mural and two living streams. "The project is a testament to what can be achieved when organisations work together to deliver a positive outcome for the community.
"Thanks to a grant from Lotterywest we were able to deliver a ten station ninja-warrior style obstacle course, which has proven very popular with both the young and the young-at-heart."
Mayor Dan Bull said given his vision for the City as the heart of Perth's inner-east, cementing the Morley CBD's reputation as a strategic retail and leisure destination is essential.
The Department of Biodiversity, Attractions and Conservation contributed $50,000 towards the conversion of the two stormwater drains into living streams.