Splash Park proposal reaches significant development milestone

Monday, 23 September 2019 

The development application to transform Lyons Cove into a family-friendly play precinct including a water splash park and revamped playground has been received by the City of Bunbury. 

The development application includes the design, plans and other documents the development must follow and is the approval process required prior to starting onsite works. 

A pump station, new toilet and change room facilities as well as improved car parking have also been included in the proposal. 

The splash park will be managed by Discovery Holiday Parks – owners of the adjacent holiday park – and will be free and open to all members of the community to use. 

The City of Bunbury will be responsible for the playground, car park, ablution facilities and other infrastructure such as lighting and pathways. 

Shade structures will be installed over the splash park and playground while large trees will be retained to provide even more shade to the area. 

A further 22 car parking bays will be added bringing the total of bays to 42 and a new roundabout will be built making it easier for boat users to access the area. 

Landscaping will be undertaken and accessible picnic tables and new seating will be installed. 

MARCIA guidelines will be followed during the construction of a new toilet block and hardscaping elements such as flush kerbs and pram ramps. 

The precinct will be designed in shipwreck theme and future upgrades to lighting will form part of the project. 

Mayor Gary Brennan said the development application was very detailed and a necessary part of the development process. 

“Once the development application has been approved works can begin and I know this is something the community has been waiting for,” Mayor Brennan said. 

“Lyons Cove will be transformed into a precinct the whole family can enjoy and it will also encourage visitors to our City. 

“On behalf of Council I’d like to acknowledge Discovery Holiday Parks for the work they have done in helping to make the splash park become a reality.” 

The City of Bunbury will contribute $700,000 to the $1.7 million splash park project which is earmarked for completion in 2020. 

Lotterywest will be contributing $250,000 to help fund the new playground.