Pedestrian bridges and toilet block now open
The two new pedestrian bridges, viewing platform and toilet block are now open.
The bridges were installed to enhance connection with the wetlands. The bridges create a walking loop around the wetlands, inviting a view of the park inaccessible up until now.
Included in the new toilet block is a new Changing Places change room, accessible public toilets and a storage area for the Friends of Mary Carroll Wetland.
The images below are from the opening, hosted by Mayor Terresa Lynes.
Mary Carroll Park is recognised internationally as an important refuge for migratory birds, providing habitat for breeding, roosting and nesting for various species. The wetlands are a living classroom which teach people about their environmental importance, strong community connection, and history of the Gosnells area. The vision is to see Mary Carroll Park recognised as an important environmental asset which will be an extraordinary place for the community to live, students to learn and visitors to experience.
To achieve this vision, the City is:
- Creating a Welcome to Country area, as developed in the 2013 Mary Carroll Park Visioning Plan
- Installing a new all-abilities, all ages playground
And has recently completed:
- Installing two new pedestrian bridges and a new viewing platform
- New Changing Places facility, accessible toilets and storage for the Friends of Mary Carroll Group
- Upgrade to existing car park on Eudoria Street to meet accessible standards
Welcome to Country Area and All-abilities, all ages playground
The City plans to install a new all-abilities playground and a Welcome to Country area- showcasing the rich culture and history of the area and creating an area which enables greater learning about our local Aboriginal culture. The Welcome to Country area will provide local Aboriginal people with an opportunity to share their stories and cultural pride.
Upgrades will include signage, a path network, lighting, additional picnic areas with shade shelters and a Changing Places and accessible public toilets.
The City plans to acknowledge the importance of this area to local Whadjuk Noongar people by conducting a smoking ceremony prior to the start of construction. More information on this event will be shared on this page once confirmed.
The City has recently completed consultation on the plan to install two pedestrian bridges and a viewing platform at the Park, as well as the all-abilities playground and a Welcome to Country area.
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