Smart park gets WAAA thumbs up

Four years ago WAAA Director Samantha Reece launched the City of Canning's City Centre Vision to an audience of 100 property experts, and when she returned two weeks ago, it was with great pleasure to see the Council's vision coming to fruition.

As part of the City's greening focus, the Council recently transformed a compensating basin into an environmental wetlands, a first for Australia and the reason for Samantha's visit.

The $3.1 million project, which is known as a Smart Park, comes complete with a new augmented reality (AR) app, Smart Canning, so that visitors can interact with the park as a scientist, play games and learn about stormwater all while using a mobile device in the park.  The app is available for free on Google Play Store and the Apple Store.

Ms Reece stated that the City had been very focused on maximising their location on the trainline and being just 11kms from the CBD.

"There has been significant interest from Developers who are keen to work with the City in creating a fully functioning Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and the proximity to Carousel as well as the train line makes this location highly convenient.

"The added environmental focus with increased tree canopy and parklands is key to Canning's vision and will certainly be an asset to the residents in the long term.

For more information about the Smart Park click here.

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