The recently opened Millars Landing Park offers a place for the residents of Millars Landing estate to relax and socialise outdoors, thanks to a range of bespoke street and park furniture supplied by Grillex.
Millars Landing is a new estate located just 45min south of Perth in Baldivis, Western Australia. Recently opened up to the public, Millars Landing Park features a climbing tower with a slide, rock climbing wall, flying fox, musical instruments, BBQ areas and a large train structure that kids can climb and explore.
Tim Pedersen, WA Business Development Manager for Grillex, was engaged by the City of Rockingham to provide the street and park furniture, bin enclosures and bike racks at the development’s feature playground.
Millars Landing sits just south of the old Rockingham-Jarrahdale train line, which was constructed in 1871 and owned by Millars Timbers and Trading Co. The line connected the Jarrahdale timber mills to the Rockingham port, where the timber was shipped worldwide, including London, Glasgow and Paris, where it was used as street paving blocks.
This historical link to the region’s timber industry is why Grillex recommended the use of an Eco 5000 timber for the construction of the outdoor furniture component of this project.
An eco-friendly timber product, Eco 5000 is an engineered modern-day timber made from trees that have been cultivated for latex. Using environmentally-friendly methods, the timber by-product is recycled to produce a sustainable, high-quality timber that is safe, robust and surpasses all major parameters with regards to structural integrity, stability, durability and pest infestations.
“Eco 5000 doesn’t warp, is gun-barrel straight and, with no tannin stain, the timber doesn’t bleed, making it an ideal alternative to solid timber for the park furniture at Millars Landing Park,” Pedersen said.
Grillex bin enclosures had to be built tough and easy to clean in order to withstand spilt food and drink. Grillex manufactured and constructed the bin enclosures at Millars Landing park from a TimberImage aluminium extrusion. “The laminated extrusion means we can achieve a timber-look without the maintenance, so that all councils have to do is clean them with a high-pressure hose. Other than that, they’re maintenance-free,” Pedersen explained.
The tramway reserve that runs along the entire Millars Landing estate was created in the early 1920s as the backbone of a temporary rail network built to transport harvested local timbers for use in furniture, building and railway construction out of the region, and for the transport of construction and farming materials into the region.
It's fitting then that the central theme of the Millars Landing playground throws back to this railway heritage, featuring a locomotive train. There are also some incredible train-themed play structures and plenty of exciting activities for the kids.
Bike parking is a must in any good playground. Grillex used a 316 Stainless steel narrow hoop bike rack to complement the modern park design and to provide safety as well as durability.
The Millars Landing playground is a great place to take family and friends and perfectly combines the old-world feel and rustic elements of trains and timber alongside contemporary playground design and functionality.
“We really enjoyed working with Rockingham Council on this project and seeing it all come together,” said Pedersen. “It’s really set a benchmark for other playgrounds popping up throughout southeast Western Australia.”
Contact Grillex today to specify its range of outdoor furniture that is ideal for your next outdoor space project.