A KEY plan in the $4.8 million transformation of the Willetton Sports Precinct in Burrendah Park has been approved.
Canning Council voted in favour of the Burrendah Park Landscape Master Plan at its recent meeting.
Proposed works include a new forecourt adjacent to the soon-to-be-completed Willetton Basketball Stadium; pedestrian hub and ‘active’ laneway; new fencing; new accessible toilets for the Willetton netball and Willetton tennis clubs; and reinstatement of the western and southern carparks.
Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the blending of passive and active spaces would create a pedestrian friendly environment.
“It’s an exciting plan and has first-of-its-kind facilities not only for Canning but for Western Australia,” he said.
The City will consult with the community over the development of a skate park within the precinct.
The skate plaza will feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways as well as ledges, banks, stairs, ramps and rails.
The forecourt is planned to be a new entryway into the Willetton Basketball Stadium and aims to improve access and connections between the Sports Precinct, adjacent Southlands Boulevarde Shopping Centre and Willetton Senior High School.
The City's first 'active' laneway, combining a pedestrian connection with active recreational activities like basketball and parkour, could also host pop-up events.
The plan will be delivered in four stages, with the forecourt; toilets for the netball and tennis club; western and southern carpark works and; bowls club fence construction scheduled to be completed in late December
The final design of the skate plaza is expected to be completed by the end of March 2020 and construction expected to start in 2021.
See more at www.canning.wa.gov.au/willettonsportsprecinct.