A new pedestrian bridge linking the Perth Children’s Hospital and Kings Park was officially announced by the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia today.

Families with kids relaxing in May Drive Parkland. Image: J. Thomas.

The exciting project known as the Kids’ Bridge was made possible by private donations to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and will provide kids and their families with a safe, accessible route into May Drive Parkland in Kings Park.

Spending time in nature is a critical part of a healthy childhood and it’s an important priority for the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to provide spaces that encourage community health through connection to nature, which we know has benefits for all.

BGPA is working closely with project partners to ensure a great outcome for the Kids’ Bridge and for Kings Park.

The new bridge is expected to be especially welcomed by children from remote parts of Western Australia who receive treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital and have strong connections to the natural environment.

The project is being managed by Main Roads WA with the support of BGPA and other partners. The design of the bridge is currently in its very early stages and our conservation staff have been working closely with Main Roads WA to minimise environmental impacts on Kings Park’s bushland. The timing of construction will be known once detailed design is complete.

 

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