Beldon Park upgrade comes under fire


Residents are opposed to upgrades at Beldon Park.
Residents are opposed to upgrades at Beldon Park.

RESIDENTS are continuing to object to upgrades at Beldon Park.

At last month’s Joondalup council meeting, the City received a 742-signature petition opposing a proposal to “develop Beldon Park for National Premier League soccer competition”.

Upgrades would enable Beldon Park to meet requirements for NPL teams, which would allow Joondalup United Football Club to use it as a home ground.

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The City had been seeking public feedback on the proposed upgrades that include levelling the playing surfaces and installing a second soccer field, fencing up to 1m high around one of the fields with gates to enable public access, limestone retaining that will act as seating, sports floodlighting and redevelopment of the existing changeroom and toilet facility.

Residents have also formed the Beldon Residents Association, which was registered as a not for profit for sport, recreation or social activity on February 17.

The Save Beldon Park Facebook group has more than 700 members and there is also a website.

City councillors will consider the proposal again on March 21.