Friday, 17 August 2018

Coolibah Residents Eileen South, Fay Millman and Joyce O’Malley inspected the upgrades to their local park – Tickner Reserve - today.

All were impressed by the upgrades which included a new path, BBQ equipment, exercise equipment, benches and a shelter.

“It’s certainly an improvement,” said Eileen South.

“It was a bit of nothing before, “ she said.

Joyce O’malley said that it was bit cold at the moment to make use of the BBQ facilities but was looking forward to entertaining family visitors around the BBQ in the spring.

One of the important improvements has been a path that links the park facilities to the Collibah Care facility.

“ Many of our residents are in wheel chairs and this path will make this beautiful park accessible for all,” said Coolibah Customer Service Officer, Cheryl Shenton.

This project was a joint initiative between Coolibah, the City of Mandurah, and funding from the Peel Development Commission – Local Projects Local Jobs funds.

Coolibah put in $35,000 plus $40,000 from the Local Projects Local Jobs Fund, and the City of Mandurah provided $20,000 through the same fund, plus project coordination and staff time.

The final design was created by the City of Mandurah in house landscape architect team.

“This is a good example of cooperation between the community, the City and the State Government,” said Mandurah CEO Mark Newman.

“It important that we thank the Peel Development Commission for making significant funding available for this important project,” the CEO said.

“This is only the first stage of this development, we are looking for more funds to be able to extend the path so it provides a circular walking path around the park, plus some special exercise equipment specially designed for our seniors,’ he said.