Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – John Lo­gan

Wanneroo Weekender - - Opinion -

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.

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