Chang­ing land­scape

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

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.can­­let­ton­sport­s­precinct.

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