New bowling and recreation facility for Yangebup

Jonathan Hunt (Volleyball WA), Miguel Maron (Area 5 Football), Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, Senator Chris Back, Bowling and Recreation Club president Pat McBride and Bryan Raeburn (Area 5 Football).
Jonathan Hunt (Volleyball WA), Miguel Maron (Area 5 Football), Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, Senator Chris Back, Bowling and Recreation Club president Pat McBride and Bryan Raeburn (Area 5 Football).

A NEW bowling and recreation facility will be built in Yangebup after the City of Cockburn secured federal funding for half the project.

The City successfully campaigned for $4.5m from the Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund for a new facility at Visko Park.

The City will contribute the remaining $5 million.

The facility will feature an administration building, a cafe, synthetic greens for lawn bowls, fenced pitches for five-a-side soccer and a sand area for beach volleyball.

Mayor Logan Howlett said the facility would be capable of hosting a range of regional sporting events and functions.

“The new facility will enable us to better meet the needs of our existing bowling club members while also allowing for increased youth participation through the provision of facilities that are currently lacking in the City,” he said.

Federal Fremantle MP Melissa Parke said she argued for funding because the area was experiencing rapid growth.

“In just a very short space of time Yangebup and Beeliar has been transformed from a handful of semi-rural blocks straddling an old country road into a vibrant urban neighbourhood,” she said.

“With the decreasing size of traditional residential lots and the increase in medium and high density living, this new multi-purpose facility will provide residents with a community meeting and activity space as well as housing bowling, football, soccer, and beach volleyball clubs.”

Work on the build should begin late next year.