Cockburn residents to provide comment on sporting facilities

Cockburn residents to provide comment on sporting facilities

CITY of Cockburn residents are being asked to provide feedback about the future of their sporting and recreation facilities and reserves in the City’s western suburbs.

The City completed a Western Suburbs Sporting Precinct Study draft report to analyse the future recreation needs for suburbs west of Stock Road where the population is expected to increase from 34,108 to 57,211 people over the next decade.

The study investigated increasing the use and capacity of existing and potential future sporting sites, plus the estimated cost of development works Beale Park ($9.11m), Lucius Park and Dalmatinac Park ($3.02m), Edwardes Park and Watsons Park ($3.22m), Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium and Dixon Park (three options ranging from $17.23m -$36.17m), Davilak Oval ($7.66m), Santich Park ($1.48m) and the proposed Cockburn Coast oval ($3.99m).

Some of the report’s other recommendations include lease negotiations with Landcorp about the Cockburn Coast oval proposal, talks with Main Roads WA about acquisition of the road reserve adjacent to Wally Hagan stadium and Dixon Park, and geotechnical, heritage and environmental assessments to further establish remediation costs for the Wally Hagan, Dixon Park and Davilak Reserve sites.

More than 6000 letters have been sent to residents living within 400m of the locations encouraging them to take part in the survey.

Meetings are also being held with more than 25 community groups to discuss the draft report, with the results of community consultation due to come before Council by the end of the year.

Residents will have until August 24 to have their say.

To complete the survey visit https://comment.cockburn.wa.gov.au.