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The Wellington Square Upgrade is proudly supported by Lotterywest

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Latest News - October 2020

Sports oval update

Work is underway to facilitate the rehabilitation of the turf playing areas on both the main sports oval and the smaller oval.

With the original staging plan it was thought that, once the park upgrade had been completed, the existing turf on the ovals would only require minor rehabilitation works and this would enable the ovals to be accessible and available for use by the public, sporting groups and for events in November 2020.

Upon a review of the current condition of the ovals, the City of Perth has opted to undertake a major rehabilitation program which includes relevelling both ovals. This will achieve a much better finish to the turf surface that will be more durable, less undulating and require lower maintenance than would have been the case if the existing ovals had only received the minor upgrades.

While this work requires the ovals to be fenced off (due to public safety and duty of care), the program of works will be carefully managed to allow staged openings for the public, sports activities and events.

See the table below for a guide to the program of works and access.

Both ovals closed and fully fenced off

13 October to 20 November 2020

Smaller oval open to pedestrians only

From 20 November 2020

Main oval open to pedestrians only

From 21 November 2020

Smaller oval open to sports clubs and for events

From 18 December 2020

Main Oval open to sports clubs and for events

From 25 December 2020

NOTE: These dates are subject to change.

Park Update

Work has been progressing well on the Wellington Square upgrade and the majority of the park is on track to be completed in early November 2020. Temporary fencing is also in place around the playground construction site while those works are being completed. One section of outdoor exercise equipment is already installed and is getting lots of use; another three outdoor exercise stations/locations will be installed by the time the park is complete in November. New Automated Public Toilets have been installed, pedestrian paths constructed, and footy poles and a cricket pitch completed on the sports oval.

Stolen Generations Artwork

The Place of Reflection is now constructed, and design and manufacture of the Stolen Generations Artwork is underway. The contract for the artwork has been awarded to Sandra Hill, Visual Artist. At the centre of the artwork will be two Karraks (red tail cockatoos), one male one female, 10 metres and 8 metres tall respectively. These will be the centre pieces and will be illuminated with red lighting. The Karraks will be surrounded by five Mias (houses – pronounced ‘Myers’) constructed from cast iron.

The artwork will take 18 months to complete, and it is planned to officially unveil the work on site on Sorry Day 2022, with actual construction to be complete by March 2022.

Intergenerational Playground Update

The contract for the construction of the Intergenerational Playground has been awarded, and the contractor commenced work on site in late September, with completion in February 2021. Site access will be via Bennet Street and Bronte Street (this will be the main and sole entrance providing minimum disruption to residents).

Fencing will remain for the duration of the works.

A double Automated Public Toilet will be installed adjacent to the playground, and a hard stand platform and power for a pop-up food vendor is being constructed to provide amenity for playground visitors. This solution gives the City of Perth the flexibility to assess the opportunity of constructing a permanent kiosk at this location in the future.

Construction Reference Group (CRG) meetings

CRG Meeting #4:

The fourth meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held in mid September. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #3:

The third meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held in late July. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

Virtual CRG Meeting:

The CRG was due to meet for the third time in May; however, due to COVID-19 this face to face meeting was replaced by an online update to all CRG Members, together with the opportunity to send in questions to the project team. The update can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #2:

The CRG met for the second time in March 2020. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #1:

The first meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

We will continue to provide project updates on this page, so please check back in if you are interested in following the progress of the enhancement of Wellington Square.

The Wellington Square Upgrade is proudly supported by Lotterywest

https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/

Latest News - October 2020

Sports oval update

Work is underway to facilitate the rehabilitation of the turf playing areas on both the main sports oval and the smaller oval.

With the original staging plan it was thought that, once the park upgrade had been completed, the existing turf on the ovals would only require minor rehabilitation works and this would enable the ovals to be accessible and available for use by the public, sporting groups and for events in November 2020.

Upon a review of the current condition of the ovals, the City of Perth has opted to undertake a major rehabilitation program which includes relevelling both ovals. This will achieve a much better finish to the turf surface that will be more durable, less undulating and require lower maintenance than would have been the case if the existing ovals had only received the minor upgrades.

While this work requires the ovals to be fenced off (due to public safety and duty of care), the program of works will be carefully managed to allow staged openings for the public, sports activities and events.

See the table below for a guide to the program of works and access.

Both ovals closed and fully fenced off

13 October to 20 November 2020

Smaller oval open to pedestrians only

From 20 November 2020

Main oval open to pedestrians only

From 21 November 2020

Smaller oval open to sports clubs and for events

From 18 December 2020

Main Oval open to sports clubs and for events

From 25 December 2020

NOTE: These dates are subject to change.

Park Update

Work has been progressing well on the Wellington Square upgrade and the majority of the park is on track to be completed in early November 2020. Temporary fencing is also in place around the playground construction site while those works are being completed. One section of outdoor exercise equipment is already installed and is getting lots of use; another three outdoor exercise stations/locations will be installed by the time the park is complete in November. New Automated Public Toilets have been installed, pedestrian paths constructed, and footy poles and a cricket pitch completed on the sports oval.

Stolen Generations Artwork

The Place of Reflection is now constructed, and design and manufacture of the Stolen Generations Artwork is underway. The contract for the artwork has been awarded to Sandra Hill, Visual Artist. At the centre of the artwork will be two Karraks (red tail cockatoos), one male one female, 10 metres and 8 metres tall respectively. These will be the centre pieces and will be illuminated with red lighting. The Karraks will be surrounded by five Mias (houses – pronounced ‘Myers’) constructed from cast iron.

The artwork will take 18 months to complete, and it is planned to officially unveil the work on site on Sorry Day 2022, with actual construction to be complete by March 2022.

Intergenerational Playground Update

The contract for the construction of the Intergenerational Playground has been awarded, and the contractor commenced work on site in late September, with completion in February 2021. Site access will be via Bennet Street and Bronte Street (this will be the main and sole entrance providing minimum disruption to residents).

Fencing will remain for the duration of the works.

A double Automated Public Toilet will be installed adjacent to the playground, and a hard stand platform and power for a pop-up food vendor is being constructed to provide amenity for playground visitors. This solution gives the City of Perth the flexibility to assess the opportunity of constructing a permanent kiosk at this location in the future.

Construction Reference Group (CRG) meetings

CRG Meeting #4:

The fourth meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held in mid September. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #3:

The third meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held in late July. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

Virtual CRG Meeting:

The CRG was due to meet for the third time in May; however, due to COVID-19 this face to face meeting was replaced by an online update to all CRG Members, together with the opportunity to send in questions to the project team. The update can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #2:

The CRG met for the second time in March 2020. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

CRG Meeting #1:

The first meeting of the Wellington Square Construction Reference Group was held on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Notes from the meeting can be viewed here.

We will continue to provide project updates on this page, so please check back in if you are interested in following the progress of the enhancement of Wellington Square.