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The Wellington Square Upgrade is proudly supported by Lotterywest

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Latest News - June 2020

Park Update

Work has been progressing well on the Wellington Square upgrade. Stages 1, 3 and 5 are now complete, with the old toilet block demolished, new Automated Public Toilets installed, pedestrian paths constructed, and footy poles and a cricket pitch completed on the sports oval.

The Place of Reflection is also now constructed, and design and manufacture of the Stolen Generations Artwork is underway.

The basketball court is on schedule to be completed by the end of July. This will be followed by the Wittenoom Road upgrade, with practical completion of this stage of the project due in November 2020.

The upgrade of Wittenoom Road will require some road closures and detours – notification of these works will be provided to adjacent residents and businesses, with on-site signage advising road users.

Intergenerational Playground Update

While the challenges of COVID-19 have not significantly impacted on the program of works at Wellington Square, these are unprecedented times and like many organisations City of Perth has had to make some adjustments.

As a result, the contract for the construction of the Intergenerational Playground is now scheduled to be awarded in August 2020, with work commencing in the Spring. The permanent kiosk and public toilets adjacent to the playground will be replaced with a hard stand platform and power for a pop-up food vendor, and a double Automated Public Toilet.

In making these adjustments, the City of Perth has been mindful of the importance the community placed on these amenities during the development of the Masterplan for Wellington Square. The City believes this solution achieves the same outcome for park users, while also giving 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 is planned for late July.

CRG Meeting #3:

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.

Accelerated Construction Program

The enhancement of Wellington Square was originally planned to be staged over three years. An accelerated program has now been adopted, which still maintains access to large areas of Wellington Square during construction but reduces the duration of impacts on local residents and park users. Under the new program, the park works will be completed by the end of 2020.

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 - June 2020

Park Update

Work has been progressing well on the Wellington Square upgrade. Stages 1, 3 and 5 are now complete, with the old toilet block demolished, new Automated Public Toilets installed, pedestrian paths constructed, and footy poles and a cricket pitch completed on the sports oval.

The Place of Reflection is also now constructed, and design and manufacture of the Stolen Generations Artwork is underway.

The basketball court is on schedule to be completed by the end of July. This will be followed by the Wittenoom Road upgrade, with practical completion of this stage of the project due in November 2020.

The upgrade of Wittenoom Road will require some road closures and detours – notification of these works will be provided to adjacent residents and businesses, with on-site signage advising road users.

Intergenerational Playground Update

While the challenges of COVID-19 have not significantly impacted on the program of works at Wellington Square, these are unprecedented times and like many organisations City of Perth has had to make some adjustments.

As a result, the contract for the construction of the Intergenerational Playground is now scheduled to be awarded in August 2020, with work commencing in the Spring. The permanent kiosk and public toilets adjacent to the playground will be replaced with a hard stand platform and power for a pop-up food vendor, and a double Automated Public Toilet.

In making these adjustments, the City of Perth has been mindful of the importance the community placed on these amenities during the development of the Masterplan for Wellington Square. The City believes this solution achieves the same outcome for park users, while also giving 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 is planned for late July.

CRG Meeting #3:

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.

Accelerated Construction Program

The enhancement of Wellington Square was originally planned to be staged over three years. An accelerated program has now been adopted, which still maintains access to large areas of Wellington Square during construction but reduces the duration of impacts on local residents and park users. Under the new program, the park works will be completed by the end of 2020.

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.