Concerns over Mt Lawley park upgrades

Hamer Park. Photo: Laura Pond
Hamer Park. Photo: Laura Pond

MT LAWLEY residents are eagerly awaiting the results of community consultation on plans to redevelop Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval.

Backlash from residents over the plans caused City of Stirling to run an additional public consultation period and two community information sessions.

The City has proposed to rebuild and relocate the Hamer Park clubrooms on the opposite side of the ground, with a carpark and access via Woodsome Street, and rebuild Moyle Pavilion in the same location.

There are also plans to replace and relocate the picnic shelter and tennis hit-up wall, plant additional trees, create a path between the two parks, build public toilets at Inglewood Oval and improve floodlighting.

Woodsome Street residents have raised concerns about increased traffic from the development and potential impact of floodlighting on nearby homes.

According to the City, the street was operating at half its maximum capacity on weekdays and 25 per cent on weekends, and anticipated increases of 2 per cent and 4 per cent respectively.

City of Stirling plans for Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval in Mt Lawley.

The upgrades follow community consultation and investigations in 2014-15 and aim to ensure the facilities “continue to meet the needs of the community and sporting clubs into the future”.

The Hamer Park clubrooms will be home to Mt Lawley Inglewood Junior Football Club and Mt Lawley Inglewood Cricket Club while Perth Baseball Club and Mt Lawley Amateur Football Club will operate from Moyle Pavilion.

City recreation and leisure services manager Cheyne Cameron said they were analysing community feedback and would make a summary available on its website this month.

“As the community consultation process is only in its early stages, we are not yet able to confirm when the matter will go to Council,” he said.

“However, we will keep the community and our stakeholders updated on any progress throughout the process via the Your Say Stirling page.”

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