Councillor’s Column – John Logan
Work Begins on Penistone Park Redevelopment Work will begin this month on the upgrade of Penistone Park, Greenwood, after the City appointed McCorkell Constructions WA to undertake the $3.7million project. The Penistone Park Redevelopment Project will include a single storey community sporting facility, softball infrastructure, two tennis courts and tennis hit-up wall, softball and cricket nets, netball and three-on-three basketball pad as well as a playground, barbecue and picnic shelter. The central access road will also be removed to improve safety and a new car park will be incorporated into the project. Penistone Park is home to a number of groups including Warwick-Greenwood Cricket Club, WarwickGreenwood Junior Cricket Club, Wanneroo Lacrosse Club, Greenwood Little Athletics Club and Perth Outlaws Softball Club. It is also a popular passive recreation area. The project received part funding ($550,000) through the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund. Work is expected to take 12 months to complete. Upgrade Could Benefit Sports Clubs The City has supported Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club (WJFC) in its application for funding through the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sport and Recreation Funding (CSRFF) program aimed at upgrading the clubroom/ changeroom facilities at Ellersdale Park, Warwick. Users of the park include WJFC in the winter and the Warwick Greenwood junior and Warwick Greenwood cricket clubs in the summer. Subject to final funding being secured, the upgrade would include an additional storage area at the 3.5ha site as well as larger changerooms and minor alterations to the kitchen. Under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, $20,000 has already been secured for the project. The City has already allocated $14,219 and it is expected a matching grant from the CSRFF would bring this important project to fruition. New Bike Trail Adds to Shepherds Bush Park Experience Work has commenced on a new pump and jump bike trail at Shepherds Bush Park in Kingsley with work expected to be completed by June. Due to the popularity of the park, its use will continue to be monitored to inform the City of any future infrastructure requirements at the site. This includes consideration of options for enhancing safe access to existing park infrastructure. Lest We Forget Thousands of people are expected to attend the City’s Anzac Day Dawn Service which will be held at the Central Park War Memorial in Joondalup on Tuesday 25 April. The service, being conducted in conjunction with the Joondalup City RSL, will start at 6.00am. Please come along and pay your respects to those who have fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today.