Park closures during construction of health hub

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Work is set to commence on one of the City’s most anticipated projects with ground to be broken on the Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub.

Stage one work will include construction of a new playspace (including shade sails), picnic shelters, barbecues, drink fountains, additional footpaths, outdoor fitness equipment, power and water outlets, tree planting and improved irrigation system.

To accommodate this work, sections of the park (see map below) will be unavailable for use from Monday 12 August.

The tender for Stage two works has yet to be awarded. This stage will include the construction of an exercise stairway with an elevation of 21m on the northern dune, as well as a new lookout and associated infrastructure.

Section one is scheduled to re-open to the public on Saturday 23 November with Section two scheduled to re-open to the public on the 1 May 2020.

The main car park, beach access via the coastal dual use path and toilet block will remain open to the public during both periods.

Joondalup CEO Garry Hunt said due to the size of the project’s footprint the City’s contractor required unrestricted access to the park.

“The Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub is a transformational project that will not only enhance the amenity and usability of the park to meet the needs of City of Joondalup residents who pursue an active and healthy lifestyle, it also has the potential to become a popular tourist drawcard for people of all ages from outside the northern corridor,” he said.

“While there will be some inconvenience to regular users of the park, we ask these people for their understanding and urge them to perhaps consider alternative venues during the first stage of construction works.”

A list of all the City’s parks and reserves is available online.