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City of Melville

Wireless Hill Reserve, Ardross


Summary
  • A park on the top of a hill that was one of Perth's earliest telecommnication stations
  • There is a Wireless Park Telecommunications Museum and bitumen walking trails within the park
  • Some picnic areas are shaded and one picnic table is suitable for use by a person in a wheelchair
  • There is a Liberty Swing within the playground. The Liberty Swing security enclosure is locked with a key available from City of Melville administration, or it is possible to become a key holder 
  • Two accessible bays and an accessible toilet connect with the central picnic area and entrance to the museum
Location (View Map)
Almondbury Road, Ardross, WA 6153 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Daily 6.30am to 10.00pm
Telephone
  • 1300 635 845
  • For information on the Liberty Swing - 9364 0655

Closest accessible parking

  • Two accessible parking bays in the carpark closest to the museum and toilets.
    Bays are on level bitumen and are identified with ground markings. The rest of the parking area has unmarked bays.
    Bays are 2.9 and 2.3 metres wide and 5 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Almondbury Road
  • Pedestrian access: Level access to the wide paved footpath that links all facilities.
Accessible parking bays
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Internal area
  • The park has wide paved paths that links to facilities and a central paved area.
  • Some picnic facilities and playground equipment is located across compact grass.
  • The wildflower and historic trails are located across car parks and a short distance along the road to wide bitumen paths that follow the contours of the land.
  • Viewing towers are reached over grass or from the roadway to a paved path. The top of the towers are reached via steps with handrails on both sides.
Access through park Access to walking trails, across internal roads Viewing towers
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Large clear signs at the entrance to the park. All other signage is easy to read.
  • Infomation signs on walking trails are at sitting height and can be read from the pathway.
Picnic facilities
  • Some shaded picnic tables with fixed seating are on concrete stands and accessed over grass.
  • Covered barbeques accessed over grass are on concrete stands. They are 87cm high to the hotplate with controls at sitting height.
  • Bench seats, some with armrests, are provide throughout the grassed area.
  • One picnic area is on a wide central paved area. The picnic table has the bench seat on one side only making is suitable for use by a person in a wheelchair. The table is 75cm high with 71cm knee space. A barbeque is provided on this paved area.
  • Overhead lighting provided for night time.
Barbeque on central paved area Picnic table with no seating on one side, suitable for a person in a wheelchair Bench seats with armrests
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Play area
  • The playground, not enclosed, is shaded by trees with level access to soft fall and lawn. Some interactive play equipment is at sitting height and there is one swing with a support belt.
  • The Liberty Swing (a swing that can be accessed by children who use a wheelchair) is accessed across a soft fall path through a 1 metre wide gate. The gate is kept locked with the key available during office hours from the Technical Services Counter at City of Melville Civic Centre, a short drive down Almondbury Road. Evenings and weekends the key is available from the Melville Aquatic Fitness Centre, Marmion Street in Booragoon. For additional information, including how to become a key holder, contact the Community Development Officer on 9364 0655 or the City of Melville website.
Play equipment at sitting height Access to Liberty Swing Liberty Swing
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Toilet: Wireless Hill Reserve Unisex Accessible Toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Daily 24 hours.
  • Customer use only: For public use.
  • Signage: The toilet has the access symbol clearly visable on the outside wall and on the door.
  • External access: A wide level path around the toilet block that links in with all facilities.
  • Toilet door: An 85cm wide door with a lever handle and a large lock. The door is light to open with no closer.
  • Pan height: 42cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 78cm
  • Lighting: The light is on at all times.
Toilet block Toilet door Toilet pan Basin Toilet diagram
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Information collected by: City of Melville

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.