Facility goal closer
THE City of Cockburn’s $9.3 million Frankland Park sports and community facility in Hammond Park has been given a boost after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the State Government’s community sport and recreation facilities fund last week.
Cockburn recreation manager Travis Moore said the City identified a lack of public open space in the Hammond Park area while developing the draft community sport and recreation facilities plan.
“Currently in Hammond Park there is only one AFL-size reserve to cater for the growing needs of the community, with population in the area expected to double over the course of the next 20 years,” Mr Moore said.
“The proposed development of Frankland Park will include a clubroom/community facility, two AFLsize ovals, parking and other supporting infrastructure.”
Remaining funds for the project would come from development contributions and the City’s municipal fund, subject to council approval through the budget process.
Mayor Logan Howlett welcomed the funding. He said community engagement during development of the City’s draft community sport and recreation facilities plan for the facility received strong support, evidenced by the growing community in the locality.
Kwinana MLA Roger Cook, whose electorate includes Hammond Park, said funding from the State Government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture was wonderful news for the people of Cockburn.
“This facility will provide more opportunities for people to engage in physical activity. Sport and recreation facilities provide a vital service in helping our community to stay healthy, both physically and mentally,” he said.
Plans for the Frankland Park sports and community facility have been given a boost.