The highly anticipated Golden Bay Ladder has opened with an official launch event and community fun run on Saturday. The long staircase, based on Jacob’s Ladder in Perth, was launched on November 27 and saw locals celebrate by entering in a 1km, 2km or 5km fun run. Golden Bay Ladder forms part of the parkland design that was voted on by residents and includes more than 100 steps, as well as a 360-degree view of the coast, bushland and community from its peak. The parkland development at Peet’s Golden Bay Estate also includes the new Treehouse Cove playground, interlinking walking trails throughout the park and an all-abilities path. Peet managing director and CEO Brendan Gore said the ladder was an exceptional addition to Perth’s southern corridor. “The Golden Bay community has been designed to celebrate and encourage community inclusivity, innovation and integration,” he said. “It was imperative that the new parkland and ladder reflected and enhanced the natural assets of the location. Through creative and innovative design, this fantastic community infrastructure seamlessly integrates within the existing landscape. “Community connection has always been a priority at Golden Bay and Treehouse Cove and the new ladder is just one way to bring residents together to connect with like-minded people in the community.” Katrin Steiner from Golden Bay FitClub took part in the Golden Bay Run for Fun event and said the club was excited for the new ladder to be a part of the community. “Being able to use the ladder for the first time and interact with others was a great insight into the positive impact this is going to have on Golden Bay and the wider community,” she said. “The ladder and new parkland are the perfect way for everyone to appreciate and enjoy the wonderful coastal region we live in and are a great addition to Golden Bay. “The turnout at the event showcased how much of an asset this is going to be for the southern suburbs for many years to come.” In addition to the Golden Bay Ladder, access points and paths have been designed to suit people of all abilities, enabling all residents to enjoy the area.