Yanchep Active Open Space
The sound of whistles can be heard, the smell of turf is in the air and the floodlights have been switched on - the eagerly awaited Yanchep Active Open Space is now ready to be enjoyed. City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts officially opened the $8.3 million facility with a community celebration on Saturday, 24 March, with sports activities, face painting and sausage sizzle at the free event. “Residents in our most northern suburbs have been looking forward to having this incredible sporting complex for some time. We acknowledge the assistance provided by Yanchep Beach Joint Venture in facilitating the early provision of a site for this much needed facility, and development of the access road,” Mayor Roberts said. “With support from the Yanchep/Two Rocks developers, I feel very proud that this wonderful community space can now be enjoyed by a variety of different sporting clubs, catering for both summer and winter sports.” Yanchep Redhawks Football Club and Yanchep District Junior Football Club are already training at the open space, and the facility will also be home to Yanchep United Soccer Club, Yanchep Netball Club, Yanchep Little Athletics Club and Yanchep Redhawks Cricket Club. Yanchep Active Open Space includes two multi-purpose ovals catering for Australian rules football, soccer, cricket, rugby and athletics; two multi-purpose hardcourts for netball, basketball and tennis; cricket nets; long jump and discus pits; and floodlighting. The playground is expected to be completed in April and the open space also has perimeter fencing, pathways, passive recreation areas and car parks. The sports amenities building has six change-rooms, five storerooms, firstaid room, umpires room, kiosk, multipurpose room, meeting room and external tiered seating for spectators.
Yanchep Districts Junior Football Club is one of the many sports clubs to benefit from the completion of Yanchep Active Open Space.