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Pingelly main street set to receive new pocket park

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Shire of Pingelly CEO Andrew Dover.
Camera IconShire of Pingelly CEO Andrew Dover. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The Shire of Pingelly is set to begin work on a new pocket park in a bid to revitalise the Wheatbelt town’s character-laden main street in April.

RAC WA has provided a $31,000 grant for the park, which will contain a yarning circle to facilitate community discussion.

There will also be a stage to accommodate small-scale performance art groups, such as the recently formed Pingelly Doongar Dance Group.

The design also features interactive elements such as a shaded stage and screen and a doodle blackboard.

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The park will be developed on vacant land next to the RSL building on Parade Street.

“Pingelly Pocket Park will cater to a range of needs, including a quiet place to be, a meeting place and an event space,” Pingelly CEO Andrew Dover said.

“Spaces like the Pingelly Pocket Park are vital for the wellbeing of the community.

“Pingelly prides itself on its identity of being ‘positive by nature’. This includes drawing positivity from the natural environment, which is proven to have mental health benefits.”

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