All Abilities Play Space

Work is progrressing on the long awaited All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park on the Nedlands foreshore of the Swan River in Dalkeith. A huge 10,000-square-metre playground takes advantage of the natural environment on the banks of the Swan River has been purpose-designed to cater for children with disabilities and their families as well as teenagers, adults and older people, to play together with everyone using the same equipment.

The first stage of this multi-staged project to relocate the sewerage pump station and power supply to the site has been completed.

Stage two will follow with the construction of the majority of the play space which is expected to be completed by October 2017. Other stages will then follow as funds become available.

The All Abilities Play Space is an inclusive, inter-generational play space for use by all in the Perth metropolitan area. It will be a large scale, innovative, state-of-the-art play facility that is purpose designed to meet the play needs of all, regardless of their age or ability.

Coinciding with these works, is a staged process to construct a rock revetment wall, including landscaping along the foreshore.

How can I get involved, learn more or provide feedback?

  • Ask us a question using the 'Ask us a question' using the tool below and we will respond
  • Providing feedback, using the feedback tool
  • Visit the site, read our signage and check out the progress of the project along with progress of the river wall restoration
  • Continue to visit this engagement page to read our updates

If you are interested in other community engagement projects being undertaken by the City, please register to be involved by clicking on the registration tab on this page.


Work is progrressing on the long awaited All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park on the Nedlands foreshore of the Swan River in Dalkeith. A huge 10,000-square-metre playground takes advantage of the natural environment on the banks of the Swan River has been purpose-designed to cater for children with disabilities and their families as well as teenagers, adults and older people, to play together with everyone using the same equipment.

The first stage of this multi-staged project to relocate the sewerage pump station and power supply to the site has been completed.

Stage two will follow with the construction of the majority of the play space which is expected to be completed by October 2017. Other stages will then follow as funds become available.

The All Abilities Play Space is an inclusive, inter-generational play space for use by all in the Perth metropolitan area. It will be a large scale, innovative, state-of-the-art play facility that is purpose designed to meet the play needs of all, regardless of their age or ability.

Coinciding with these works, is a staged process to construct a rock revetment wall, including landscaping along the foreshore.

How can I get involved, learn more or provide feedback?

  • Ask us a question using the 'Ask us a question' using the tool below and we will respond
  • Providing feedback, using the feedback tool
  • Visit the site, read our signage and check out the progress of the project along with progress of the river wall restoration
  • Continue to visit this engagement page to read our updates

If you are interested in other community engagement projects being undertaken by the City, please register to be involved by clicking on the registration tab on this page.


  • Construction commencing

    7 months ago
    Signage

    On-the-ground works will be progressing from Monday 8 May. The following works will be undertaken:

    • Weed/grass spraying
    • Erection of temp site fence
    • Installation of offices and cribrooms
    • Demolition and removal of existing play equipment
    • Tree Pruning

    On-the-ground works will be progressing from Monday 8 May. The following works will be undertaken:

    • Weed/grass spraying
    • Erection of temp site fence
    • Installation of offices and cribrooms
    • Demolition and removal of existing play equipment
    • Tree Pruning
  • Landscaping to commence shortly

    7 months ago
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    The landscaping of Beaton Park in preparation for the All Abilities Play Space is about to commence. The area will be closed to the public whilst construction proceeds. You will also notice that the nearby barbecues will also be disconnected.

    Whilst this work is being undertaken, the City will be commencing the purchase of the play equipment. Please see the document library to view the context plan.

    Stage two of the river wall rehabilitation project will be continuing during this period with construction of the next section from an area near Tawarri Reception Centre to the Perth Flying Yacht Squadron.... Continue reading

    The landscaping of Beaton Park in preparation for the All Abilities Play Space is about to commence. The area will be closed to the public whilst construction proceeds. You will also notice that the nearby barbecues will also be disconnected.

    Whilst this work is being undertaken, the City will be commencing the purchase of the play equipment. Please see the document library to view the context plan.

    Stage two of the river wall rehabilitation project will be continuing during this period with construction of the next section from an area near Tawarri Reception Centre to the Perth Flying Yacht Squadron. This is an exciting project as it includes improvements to the beach and the connection of the accessible beach area to the All Abilities Play Space. Planning for this next section is currently underway.

    The vision established for this innovative state of the art playground is to:
    • Create opportunities for everyone to have fun regardless of their age, gender, abilities or cultural backgrounds;
    • Provide the carers of children, and park visitors, with an environment where their varied needs are thoughtfully considered;
    • Protect, enhance and celebrate the natural setting of the playground; and to
    • Provide additional park facilities that support an outing to the play ground on the Swan River Foreshore (toilets, BBQ, car parking etc.).
  • Works progressing on new sewer pump and electrical supply

    8 months ago
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    Installation of the new sewer pump station and the new electrical supply is well underway. The play space and car parking construction is anticipated to commence during April.

    Installation of the new sewer pump station and the new electrical supply is well underway. The play space and car parking construction is anticipated to commence during April.

  • Reticulation to be disconnected shortly

    10 months ago
    Water

    The preparatory works for the construction of the All Abilities Play Space is now underway. The City will shortly be turning off the reticulation at Beaton Park to enable the sewer and electrical works to be completed. This, unfortunately will lead to the gradual browning of the grass.

    The reticulation will be reinstated by next Summer.

    The preparatory works for the construction of the All Abilities Play Space is now underway. The City will shortly be turning off the reticulation at Beaton Park to enable the sewer and electrical works to be completed. This, unfortunately will lead to the gradual browning of the grass.

    The reticulation will be reinstated by next Summer.
  • Commencement of Works

    11 months ago
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    The first stages of two major projects to develop the Nedlands Foreshore will commence in January 2017 for a period of six weeks, for the:

    • restoration of the river wall between Sunset Foreshore (Iris Avenue) and the Tawarri Function Centre; and
    • construction of the All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park

    River wall: work will include the construction of a new limestone rock revetment, a low crown wall, landscape softening, reticulation and lighting adjustments.

    All Abilities Play Space: work will be undertaken to relocate the sewerage pump station and power supply to the site.

    Thank you for your patience during... Continue reading

    The first stages of two major projects to develop the Nedlands Foreshore will commence in January 2017 for a period of six weeks, for the:

    • restoration of the river wall between Sunset Foreshore (Iris Avenue) and the Tawarri Function Centre; and
    • construction of the All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park

    River wall: work will include the construction of a new limestone rock revetment, a low crown wall, landscape softening, reticulation and lighting adjustments.

    All Abilities Play Space: work will be undertaken to relocate the sewerage pump station and power supply to the site.

    Thank you for your patience during this period.


  • Approvals Received

    11 months ago
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    The City has formally received Ministerial approval from the Minister of Environment to commence development of the All Abilities Play Space. Works will now proceed in January 2017.


    The City has formally received Ministerial approval from the Minister of Environment to commence development of the All Abilities Play Space. Works will now proceed in January 2017.


  • Designs Progressing Well

    about 1 year ago
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    The City is progressing well with the detailed design including finalising the landscape design, materials, engineering drawings and tender documentation. Development approval for the project from the Minister for Environment and Heritage is imminent (hopefully within 4 weeks). The City will be tendering for some elements of the work and hopes to commence preliminary stage one works in early 2017.

    The City is progressing well with the detailed design including finalising the landscape design, materials, engineering drawings and tender documentation. Development approval for the project from the Minister for Environment and Heritage is imminent (hopefully within 4 weeks). The City will be tendering for some elements of the work and hopes to commence preliminary stage one works in early 2017.

  • Approvals for the construction in progress

    about 1 year ago
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    The City is required to obtain development approval in order to construct the All Abilities Play Space.

    Regulation of development along the river foreshore is a complex process involving various government agencies. The City has formally lodged a Part 5 Application for Development with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW).

    Having lodged the application, the next step is for DPaW to refer the application to stakeholders for comment in order to prepare a recommendation for the Minister of Environment. If viewed favourably, the Minister will provide approval to commence development of the All Abilities Play Space.


    The City is required to obtain development approval in order to construct the All Abilities Play Space.

    Regulation of development along the river foreshore is a complex process involving various government agencies. The City has formally lodged a Part 5 Application for Development with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW).

    Having lodged the application, the next step is for DPaW to refer the application to stakeholders for comment in order to prepare a recommendation for the Minister of Environment. If viewed favourably, the Minister will provide approval to commence development of the All Abilities Play Space.