Park con­tract awarded

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

THE con­tract for an up­grade of Peni­s­tone Park in Green­wood has been awarded.

Joon­dalup coun­cil­lors at last month’s meet­ing voted unan­i­mously to award the ten­der to McCorkell Con­struc­tions WA for $2.9 mil­lion.

The ten­der was ad­ver­tised from Novem­ber 19 to De­cem­ber 13. Six sub­mis­sions were re­ceived.

The re­de­vel­op­ment will in­clude a com­mu­nity sport­ing fa­cil­ity, two soft­ball pitches, two ten­nis courts and hit-up wall, soft­ball and cricket nets, three-on-three bas­ket­ball and net­ball court, and flood­light­ing, as well as a play­ground, bar­be­cue and pic­nic shel­ter.

The cen­tral ac­cess road will also be re­moved to im­prove safety and a new carpark will be built.

Joon­dalup Mayor Troy Peni­s­tone Park, Green­wood is set for an up­grade.

Pickard said the City had worked with McCorkell Con­struc­tions WA on other projects in­clud­ing the War­wick Hockey Cen­tre and Bram­ston Park com­mu­nity sport­ing fa­cil­ity in Burns Beach.

He said it was a “sig­nif­i­cant win” for the com­mu­nity with the park be­ing home to a num­ber of groups in­clud­ing Peni­s­tone Play­group, War­wick­Green­wood cricket, ju­nior cricket and ju­nior foot­ball clubs, and Wanneroo Lacrosse, Green­wood Lit­tle Ath­let­ics and Perth Out­laws Soft­ball clubs.

“This pro­ject will ad­dress the cur­rent chal­lenges of the site and the fa­cil­ity in re­la­tion to stor­age, drainage, car park­ing, toi­lets and sport­ing in­fra­struc­ture,” he said.

Work is ex­pected to be­gin in April and be fin­ished by the end of Fe­bru­ary next year.

Cr John Ch­ester said at the meet­ing the pro­ject had “been in the pipe­line since 2013” and he was “very much look­ing for­ward to the build­ing get­ting un­der way”.

The pro­ject re­ceived $550,000 fund­ing through the De­part­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation’s Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Re­cre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund.

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