Cannington Bowling Club demolished, suggestions to be sought from public for use of land


The demolition of the Cannington Bowling Club.
The demolition of the Cannington Bowling Club.

THE Cannington Bowling Club was reduced to rubble last week, clearing the way for new development with pop up events and longer-term facilities on the cards.

The club’s asbestos roof was carefully removed when the building was demolished.

Suggestions by the community for the site’s future use will be raised at the council’s next agenda briefing meeting on Thursday, November 23.

The bowling club site is adjacent to the City of Canning on George Street West in Cannington and the club was closed in 2016.

“Ideas for the short term use of the area included a community garden, farmers’ market, night markets, pop up event area, parkland, outdoor cinema area in the warmer months, adventure playground or an area where play equipment for older children could be installed, similar to a ninja warrior course,” Mayor Paul Ng said.

“Potential longer term uses for the area include developing the area into parkland with large trees, building a community centre, adult learning or senior citizens facility, development of a community garden, barbecue area, use of the area by the local Men’s Shed, recreation area/playground for older children and adults.”

The consultation report outcomes will received at the November 23 meeting were it is expected the council will then request the chief executive to investigate these ideas.

Further consultation will be undertaken in the next few months before a detailed report with the final recommendations goes before council.

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