Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

    Mundaring sculpture park officially open

    29/07/2016 11:30 AM
    • Community-led initiative was delivered in partnership with the Shire of Mundaring and Lotterywest
    • The park has retained many of the original sculptures and provides an opportunity to explore and discover in a bush setting 

    Premier Colin Barnett today officially opened the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park in the revitalised Mundaring Weir Precinct, made possible with the support of a $530,000 grant from the Liberal National Government through Lotterywest.


    The $1.1 million Mundaring Community Sculpture Park is the final stage of the revitalisation of the precinct, creating an attractive community asset and visitor destination.


    The redeveloped park forms an entry statement to the Mundaring Weir Precinct with interpretive artwork, an exhibition of historical artefacts, facilities for exhibitions and meeting points for visitors to the weir.


    Mr Barnett said the precinct was an important cultural landscape in Western Australia and would bring more families and friends together in a bush setting location.


    "The improvements to the Mundaring Weir Precinct now include the amenities and facilities that people would expect from a visitor destination," he said.


    "It is great to see Western Australian artists working with the community in the development and creation of new sculptures for this park, to connect the community with significant social, cultural, historical and environmental features.


    "The original ornate crevice dragon interactive sandpit design was created by Jenny Haynes from the Mundaring Arts Centre, in collaboration with the talented students from Sacred Heart Primary School."


    The sculpture park includes a play zone, nature activity area, musical instruments for sensory play, a flying fox and a water play feature.


    The park is mostly wheelchair accessible and includes a swing with a harness, and a spinning wheelchair roundabout that can be enjoyed by children of all abilities.


    Fact File

    • The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail runs through the park, which is also the start of the 1,000km Munda Biddi Trail
    • The park includes a shaded barbecue and picnic area, bike repair station and a small amphitheatre for community events and concerts
    • WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations
    • Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $281.41 million to support the WA community 

    Premier's office - 6552 5000


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