Steam train focus for new $1million Baldivis Playground

August 2018

A $1 million adventure playground that transports children back to the days of steam trains and water towers will open in North Baldivis this October, celebrating the area’s rich association with trains and timber milling.

The playground will be built by renowned developer Cedar Woods at their newest North Baldivis Estate – Millars Landing. 

Plan E Associate Landscape Architect Jo Olive, who helped design the unique addition to Baldivis, said the playground drew inspiration from the story of Millars Landing and its history.

“The two main features of the playground are a tall tower reminiscent of an old steam train water stop tower, and a large train climbing structure with opportunities for imaginative play,” Ms Olive said.

“Picnic facilities under bespoke shade structures and large trees overlook the central play space and adjacent kick about turf areas.”

“Other materials within the play space - such as robust timber furniture, railway sleepers and steel -reinforce the railway theme and heritage of the site. The large playground has a variety of other play items suitable for all ages and abilities, providing opportunities of enjoyment for the whole community.”

Cedar Woods State Manager Ben Rosser said they were delighted to offer such a distinctive playground for Baldivis families, which celebrated the connection of Baldivis to its history.

“Millars Landing takes its name from the historic 1920's tramway reserve that was planned to transport milled timber from the area to Rockingham and Fremantle for the Millars Timber & Co Trading Company,” Mr Rosser said. 

“We are proud to be connected to the rich heritage of Baldivis. This playground will bring families together and help connect them to their neighbourhood through showcasing its history.” 

Millars Landing is now selling with blocks up to 600m2 and prices starting from $158,000.  House and land packages are also available from $326,000. For more information go to