- Kwinana community benefits from bespoke park and sports facilities
- Locals' input helped design new park to promote active lifestyles, youth engagement and inclusiveness
Housing Minister Peter Tinley will officially open the first of three parks planned for the Cassia Estate development at a special community event in Kwinana today (May 4).
The new 6,360 square metre park, located in the Cassia Glades precinct, is bordered by Orange Street and Hawkeswood Boulevard.
Community research helped guide the design which incorporates sporting and game facilities to promote active lifestyles. The park uses reclaimed materials and incorporates native landscaping.
The Cassia Glades park focuses on ball sports and features a picnic area with barbecues, a seating area and sun lounges. Roll-on turf features under existing retained trees, and a grassed kick-about area has been included.
Parents and children can also enjoy a recycled brick 'hit up' wall, and a sports plaza with line work for various sporting activities rounds out the park.
The Department of Communities started development at Cassia Estate in early 2015 with Satterley Property Group as the project manager. The estate will eventually yield 946 lots over three precincts. It currently offers lots from 225 square metres and up in the Kwinana town centre.
Cassia Rise in Parmelia is offering more traditional family lot sizes up to 550 square metres and Cassia North (also in Parmelia) has a mix of smaller and larger lots within 400 metres of the Kwinana train station.
A second park, planned for Cassia Rise and featuring natural materials, indigenous heritage attractions and water-wise native plantings, is scheduled for completion in October and will cater for families and young children.
The third park is also planned for Cassia Rise and is due to open in early 2020. The Cassia Estate is expected to be fully developed by 2028. For more information, visit http://www.cassiaestate.com.au
Comments attributed to Housing Minister Peter Tinley:
"Cassia Estate truly reflects the McGowan Government's Affordable Housing Action Plan which builds on the principles of People, Place and Home by emphasising 'where' and 'how' people live and not just 'what' they live in.
"The local community has played an important role in the development of Cassia Estate - especially through its support for recent community development initiatives and by submitting ideas about how the development should work.
"Feedback from last year showed there was great community support for a park. So I'm pleased we could deliver this public space for locals to enjoy with family, friends and neighbours."
Minister's office - 6552 5300