Centre to be demolished

A condition report prepared by Cadds Compliance found the building, which was constructed in 1978 at Spearwood’s MacFaull Park, to be in complete disrepair and requiring extensive work to bring it up to an acceptable condition.

The report said the whole roof needed replacing, while the building required protection against vandalism and a fresh coat of paint.

It was also recommended the building be completely demolished internally and renovated.

It was estimated it would cost more to renovate the building than it is currently worth.

A report to the City of Cockburn said funds would be better spent upgrading facilities at Beale Park.

Cockburn’s governance and community services director Don Green said demolition was the best option.

‘Due to its location, the centre has had very low utilisation rates in recent years,’ he said.

‘Given its poor condition the City believes there would be no community benefit in spending ratepayer funds on expensive refurbishment works.

‘Post-demolition it is proposed that the replacement landscaping will feature a memorial on site acknowledging the contribution of the centre to the Cockburn community during its operation.’