Park plan on track

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

AN age­ing BMX track in Lands­dale could be re­placed with a skate park and BMX track in 2020, fol­low­ing Wanneroo Coun­cil’s en­dorse­ment of the con­cept plan.

Coun­cil­lors unan­i­mously en­dorsed the $615,000 plan for War­radale Park for com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion, sched­uled for De­cem­ber to Fe­bru­ary, at their Novem­ber 13 meet­ing.

Cr Domenic Zappa, who de­clared an im­par­tial­ity in­ter­est as the Lands­dale Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, said the “be­spoke de­sign” would in­te­grate well with the War­radale park­land.

Cr Zappa said the ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity was “a bit of dirt, a bit of grass and a cou­ple of gap­ing holes”.

Cr Brett Treby said the pro­posal would have a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to cover dif­fer­ent de­mo­graph­ics.

Cr Hugh Nguyen said young fam­i­lies that moved into the area 10 to 15 years ago now had teenagers for which the City needed to pro­vide fa­cil­i­ties.

Ad­min­is­tra­tion staff ex­pect to present a re­port on the con­sul­ta­tion feed­back by March, and the cur­rent time­frame could see the fa­cil­ity built be­tween De­cem­ber 2019 and June 2020.

The orig­i­nal BMX track was built in 1999, and the City re­ceived a pe­ti­tion last year from Lands­dale Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion ask­ing it to up­grade the track or re­place it with a wheeled sports fa­cil­ity.

The de­sign in­cludes a flow zone, mini ramp, street run and hang-out space.

“The over­all shape of the skate park is in­tended to re­sem­ble the body of a snake, which pays re­spect to the iden­tity of War­radale park and the nearby ‘snake lake’,” the coun­cil re­port said.

Ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion in­cluded on-site meet­ings and an on­line sur­vey, as well as work­shops with Lands­dale Pri­mary School stu­dents in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

A con­cept plan for the War­radale skate park.

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