New sports complex on wish list for Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Keith Ellis
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Keith Ellis

1. Extension of Tonkin Highway

“As the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale continues to grow, traffic volumes and congestion remains a problem. Over the coming years, the Shire plans to lobby for the extension of Tonkin Highway to South West Highway, Mundijong. We believe this extension will improve road access and reduce travel time, reduce heavy vehicle traffic through the Byford town centre along South Western Highway, clear delineation between regional and local traffic and improve industry access to promote local employment opportunities.”

2. Regional Sporting Complex

“Now the fastest growing locality in Australia, the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is keen to deliver a regional sporting complex for our residents and those living in surrounding areas. Our vision is to cater for a diverse range of sporting activities, including three full-size AFL ovals, cricket pitch and nets, swimming pools, bowling greens, tennis courts and netball/basketball courts.”

3. Briggs Park master plan

“The Shire is keen to transform Briggs Park into a state-of-the-art recreational space. The master plan includes the development of a second playing field with oval and rectangular options, a sports pavilion, a youth centre conversion to the old sports pavilion, skate park, BMX track and an extension of two indoor indoor courts to the recreation centre. Increased car parking is a high priority and extensive environmental negotiations required.”

4. George Street transformation

As Byford continues to grow, its town centre should be the focus for transformation. A number of larger businesses have approached the Shire with concept plans for development in Byford and we would be keen to work with the Government to ascertain how they may help with Byford’s evolution.”

5. Whitby Falls

“This unique joint venture with Murdoch University and the National Trust continues to be a priority for the Shire. Murdoch University is keen to deliver an agricultural educational facility at the site. A master plan is expected to be finalised in the coming months, with some options including the development of a conference facility and short-stay accommodation, possible collaborations with Polytechnic West on a multi-purpose equine teaching facility and the Department of Agriculture and Food WA on research facilities, and construction of a wind farm for energy sustainability.”