Karawara Playground and Public Open Space Upgrade

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The City is currently looking for your feedback on the upgrades to playground and public open space in Karawara. This project involves the installation of new play equipment, path and facility upgrades - including shade and seating in the central area of the Kwel Court Reserve.

These upgrades are part of the City's Karawara Public Open Space Master Plan and Collaborative Action Plan (KMPCAP) that contains 14 projects that aim to ‘strengthen Karawara’s public open space and community character’. The improvement to the central playground at Kwel Court Reserve and meeting area is listed as 'project 2' in the Karawara Masterplan.


The pocket park, located south of the Gowrie Centre, will include new vegetation and paths linking to Walanna Drive’s footpaths, new picnic area with tables, bench seating, bins and drinking fountain.


Kwel Court Reserve Upgrade

The City is currently seeking your feedback on upgrades to the area including:

  • A new playground/play equipment will cater for 1-12+ years olds, with new 0-8 year equipment in the existing sandpit.
  • New sandpits and play equipment with shade sails, swings, slides, climbing and spinning equipment.
  • A new central seating/meeting area will be installed and all exisiting trees and paths are to be retained.
  • New trees will be planted to provide shade to the playground and central seating area and low water-wise garden beds will be planted to increase biodiversity and improve amenity.


The concept designs have developed from a collaboration of feedback received from stakeholders in the initial Karawara Masterplan consultation, City staff and playground suppliers.

Now the City is seeking further input and feedback from community and stakeholders.


How can I provide my feedback?


Please review the plans and provide your thoughts and ideas on the concept plans. Please submit your feedback in the section below in one of two ways:


  1. Participate in the online discussion with other community members by answering the questions below; and/or
  2. Complete the online feedback form and submit your comments directly to the City.
Feedback closed Tuesday 17 May 2016.





The City is currently looking for your feedback on the upgrades to playground and public open space in Karawara. This project involves the installation of new play equipment, path and facility upgrades - including shade and seating in the central area of the Kwel Court Reserve.

These upgrades are part of the City's Karawara Public Open Space Master Plan and Collaborative Action Plan (KMPCAP) that contains 14 projects that aim to ‘strengthen Karawara’s public open space and community character’. The improvement to the central playground at Kwel Court Reserve and meeting area is listed as 'project 2' in the Karawara Masterplan.


The pocket park, located south of the Gowrie Centre, will include new vegetation and paths linking to Walanna Drive’s footpaths, new picnic area with tables, bench seating, bins and drinking fountain.


Kwel Court Reserve Upgrade

The City is currently seeking your feedback on upgrades to the area including:

  • A new playground/play equipment will cater for 1-12+ years olds, with new 0-8 year equipment in the existing sandpit.
  • New sandpits and play equipment with shade sails, swings, slides, climbing and spinning equipment.
  • A new central seating/meeting area will be installed and all exisiting trees and paths are to be retained.
  • New trees will be planted to provide shade to the playground and central seating area and low water-wise garden beds will be planted to increase biodiversity and improve amenity.


The concept designs have developed from a collaboration of feedback received from stakeholders in the initial Karawara Masterplan consultation, City staff and playground suppliers.

Now the City is seeking further input and feedback from community and stakeholders.


How can I provide my feedback?


Please review the plans and provide your thoughts and ideas on the concept plans. Please submit your feedback in the section below in one of two ways:


  1. Participate in the online discussion with other community members by answering the questions below; and/or
  2. Complete the online feedback form and submit your comments directly to the City.
Feedback closed Tuesday 17 May 2016.


The out for comment period has now closed. 
  • Playground opening on 12 November 2016

    over 2 years ago

    The City invites Karawara residents to the opening of Kwel Court playground.

    After community feedback in May 2016 on the upgrades to the playground and public open space in Karawara, the City has now installed a new playground with all new equipment, seating and picnic spaces.

    Bring your own picnic or purchase a soft serve ice-cream or drink from the ice-cream truck.

    When: 11am-2pm, Saturday 12 November 2016
    Where: Kwel Court playground, Cnr Kardan Circuit & Kwel Court, Karawara
    Cost: Free

    For more information, contact the City or visit the Discover section on the City’s website.


    The City invites Karawara residents to the opening of Kwel Court playground.

    After community feedback in May 2016 on the upgrades to the playground and public open space in Karawara, the City has now installed a new playground with all new equipment, seating and picnic spaces.

    Bring your own picnic or purchase a soft serve ice-cream or drink from the ice-cream truck.

    When: 11am-2pm, Saturday 12 November 2016
    Where: Kwel Court playground, Cnr Kardan Circuit & Kwel Court, Karawara
    Cost: Free

    For more information, contact the City or visit the Discover section on the City’s website.


  • New playground on its way!

    over 2 years ago

    The City received feedback in May 2016 on the upgrades to playground and public open space in Karawara and plans have now been finalised. New robust and active play equipment will be installed in a larger playground, and paths and facilities will be upgraded, including shade and seating in the central area of the Kwel Court Reserve. See the city’s website for more information.

    The central playground and meeting area at Kwel Court Reserve, and the pocket park located south of the Gowrie Centre, will commence construction in August 2016. The pocket park project includes new trees, garden beds and...

    The City received feedback in May 2016 on the upgrades to playground and public open space in Karawara and plans have now been finalised. New robust and active play equipment will be installed in a larger playground, and paths and facilities will be upgraded, including shade and seating in the central area of the Kwel Court Reserve. See the city’s website for more information.

    The central playground and meeting area at Kwel Court Reserve, and the pocket park located south of the Gowrie Centre, will commence construction in August 2016. The pocket park project includes new trees, garden beds and paths linking to Walanna Drive’s footpaths, new picnic area with table, bench seating, bins and a drink fountain. The central playground and pocket park works are planned for completion by end of September 2016.

    These upgrades are part of the Karawara Public Open Space Master Plan and Collaborative Action Plan (KMPCAP) that contains 14 projects that aim to ‘strengthen Karawara’s public open space and community character’. A program of project in public spaces will help improve the greenways, including tree planting, seating upgrades and wayfinding.

    The Karawara community has already started working towards the goals in the collaborative action plan.

    A small group of active community members is working alongside community development officers to develop and deliver a number of community-driven projects in the Collaborative Action Plan. Building strong relationships with local residents ensures that the actions undertaken are responsive to and appropriate for Karawara’s unique character.

    If you want to help the City build the best future for Karawara, please get in touch with the project team to find out how. Contact the City's Community Development Team on 9474 0777 or enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au to volunteer your time or ideas.

  • Thank you for your feedback - Final design and installation of Kwel Court Reserve playground

    almost 3 years ago

    The City thanks participants for feedback on the draft designs for Kwel Court playground and public space in Karawara received during the stakeholder engagement process in April/May 2016. This contribution has assisted the City with the final design.

    The City is installing a new playground on Kwel Court Reserve in Karawara and adding seating and other upgrades to the public open space through to Walanna Drive. Construction is scheduled to commence in July for completion by September 2016.

    Through the Your Say South Perth engagement portal and written correspondence to residents in the surrounding Karawara area, approximately 32 direct responses...

    The City thanks participants for feedback on the draft designs for Kwel Court playground and public space in Karawara received during the stakeholder engagement process in April/May 2016. This contribution has assisted the City with the final design.

    The City is installing a new playground on Kwel Court Reserve in Karawara and adding seating and other upgrades to the public open space through to Walanna Drive. Construction is scheduled to commence in July for completion by September 2016.

    Through the Your Say South Perth engagement portal and written correspondence to residents in the surrounding Karawara area, approximately 32 direct responses where received, with 301 visits to the Your Say South Perth portal.

    Comments were mostly positive with community members happy to see upgrades, additions and the age-range of play equipment, shade and a range of seating. Further suggestions included to introduce more shade/a shelter, include a barbecue in the meeting space, and playground equipment suggestions included a flying fox, bike/ scooter track, skateboarding infrastructure, a basketball hoop, more ‘nature based play’, and water play.

    Other suggestions included concerns for safety and better lighting, possible installation of CCTV, toilets and parking; and more street footpaths for the suburb generally.

    The City will not be installing toilets or more parking, as the City and other community members would like to encourage local use and access. The Karawara Greenways have an extensive path network, including in Kwel Court Reserve, which provides for walking, bicycles and scooters.

    Modifications and improvement to the playground plan directly from the community participation include the addition of limestone boulders and tree logs to increase the nature-play feel; more natural tree shade on the northern side of the meeting area and near the seats to the south-east (to replace the existing close-to-wall trees). The plans will also include bench seating along the paths and bike racks installed to encourage cycling.

    To view upcoming projects as part of the Karawara Community Vision, visit the City's website.