Outdoor Activity Space Works Well Underway

Published on Friday, 12 February 2021 at 2:45:00 PM

The Shire of Gingin has commenced construction of the Gingin Outdoor Activity Space (GOAS) as of 4 January 2021.

This exciting project (situated adjacent to the Granville Civic Centre) is a community based initiative and has been predominantly driven by the Gingin Outdoor Activity Space Project group (formerly Gingin Interactive Space Group), a community working group who came together to initiate and progress the development of a new outdoor activity space within the Gingin town site. The working group was independently formed in 2018 and is made up of several community members representing different demographics and/or interests in the community.

This project (formerly known as the Gingin Regional Playground) was instigated by the community given the aging and limited playground equipment in the Gingin town site. The original ‘Gingin Regional Playground’ project was to potentially relocate, renew and add to existing playground equipment for children. However, the project evolved over time given the need for an outdoor space that supported inclusion and engagement of all ages. The Working Group’s vision ‘is for a cohesive, accessible multigenerational outdoor recreational space within the centre of Gingin town.’

The Working Group has actively worked with the Shire at all stages of this project to ensure their vision is achieved. This has included independently undertaking fundraising activities and sourcing sponsorships ($50,000), obtaining in-kind works and contributions ($35,000) and securing $150,000 in partnership with the Gingin CRC through a successful Bendigo Bank grant application. The Working Group also contributed to acquiring Federal funding with Hon. Christian Porter’s support by meeting with him and discussing the project, the community’s needs and the Working Group’s role. (Building Our Future - Australian Government).

The Working Group continues to drive this project together with the Shire. The official launch of the Gingin Outdoor Activity Space is expected to coincide with Gingin’s Sesquicentenary (150th Anniversary) which will take place 9 October 2021.

Queries

Please contact the Gingin Outdoor Activity Space working group via their Facebook page or contact the Shire via mail@gingin.wa.gov.au / (08) 9575 5100.

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Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin

255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

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