Yanchep Ac­tive Open Space

Wanneroo Times - - News -

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.

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