Sport space call
THREE new multi-use sports reserves will be needed in the City of Kalamunda by 2036, according to a new report into the area’s public open space.
The report recommends that the City hold forward planning for at least three more multi-use sports reserves, about 10ha in size, over the next 20 years.
A previous landfill site at Forrestfield North on Brand Road has been identified as one potential sports space.
However, the costs associated with remediating the site to be a functioning sports space would need to be investigated.
An officer-level review of the existing capacity of venues in the City concluded Hartfield Park was at capacity.
The rugby league club had no official home and was temporarily based at the cricket club. The soccer club was expanding and needed more space.
Under the Hartfield Park masterplan, the hockey and tee ball clubs will be relocated to the Pony Club.
This would enable the rugby league and soccer clubs to use the hockey club ground but this could only be a shortterm solution due to continued expansion of these clubs and restricted space.
The review found Scott Reserve, Maida Vale Reserve, Kostera Oval were coping with usage. Ray Owen Reserve was reaching capacity.