The City has opened a new nature playground in the heart of Noranda town centre this November, offering a space for all ages to relax, play and picnic within the popular local shopping and sporting precinct.
Located next to the Hawaiian’s Noranda shopping centre and adjacent to the Morley Noranda Recreation Club, the inclusive play space will feature a water creek fountain, sand pit, tornado swing, rain wheel and nature play elements.
City of Bayswater Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the nature park offered opportunities for families and people of all ages to come together in the Noranda town centre.
“The City considered options for both active and passive play in the design, to allow younger and older children, parents and grandparents, to all enjoy the interactive, inter-generational space,” she said.
“We engaged Nature Play Solutions on the project, who are renowned for creating nature-based outdoor play environments using natural elements. Our aim was to provide a calming space where people can go to switch off and be amongst nature, which is why native planting, shade and custom designed seating have also been incorporated into the space. New creative play elements complement the existing reading corner, table tennis table and picnic area and blend in with the natural surroundings of the area.
“We sought feedback from the community, including Morley Noranda Recreation Club, and worked with local town team, Noranda Vibes, to help inform the final design and layout of the new Noranda Nook.
“The new play space is supported by the City’s Noranda Town Centre Activation Plan, which drives ongoing placemaking projects to activate public spaces to be more inviting for the community."
The City also installed a new connecting pathway from the Nook to the netball courts as part of the project, funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Find out more about the project on the City’s Engage Bayswater website.