Have Your Say
The first stage of plans to develop an iconic community park in South Hedland are progressing rapidly. The park will feature a range of unique aquatic characteristics, along with modern pieces of artistic sculptures, free-formed play areas, and innovative playground equipment, which aim to maximise safe and inclusive play.
The project originates from research undertaken through the Town’s Land Use Master Plan (LUMP)) process, commenced in 2006. Outcomes of feedback received from Council’s annual community surveys also supported demand for upgraded and new infrastructure in South Hedland. The development of this major Park will also contribute to the Town’s ongoing initiatives to provide residents with the best possible facilities and transform Port and South Hedland into vibrant regional centres, where people want to live, work and play.
The first phase of the state-of-the-art facility has been estimated to cost $4.55 Million and will be funded through the Town of Port Hedland, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, the South Hedland New Living Project and Newcrest Mining. Council is currently seeking additional funding required for the second phase of the construction works in order to bring the whole project to completion over the next years.
Extensive community consultation is currently being undertaken to provide the opportunity to residents to have their say in the structural components of the Park and highlight priority elements they would like included during Stage 1 of construction works expected to commence this financial year. Town of Port Hedland staff will consider all feedback received to address community needs and will incorporate suggestions and comments during the development of this important project.