Burns Beach: Jack Kikeros Community Hall to be demolished next year

The Jack Kikeros Community Hall in Burns Beach. Photo: Martin Kennealey
The Jack Kikeros Community Hall in Burns Beach. Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Joondalup will be demolishing the Jack Kikeros Community Hall in Burns Beach from February.

Originally a transportable building constructed in the 1960s, the small hall facility was refurbished and installed at its current location in 1984.

It is now considered small, outdated and no longer appropriate for modern multi-purpose usage.

The opening of the Bramston Park Community Sporting Facility in 2016, also in Burns Beach, has provided a larger and more modern facility for use by community members and local sport and recreation clubs.

Community engagement was conducted on the Burns Beach Master Plan in 2016, which identified the Jack Kikeros Community Hall site for a proposed new cafe or restaurant.

The City is liaising with current user groups of the hall to find alternative options at Bramston Park and other local community facilities.

The demolition is expected to take about one week, with the foreshore toilets and change rooms remaining available for public use throughout the process.

Jack Kikeros was a local community member who lived in Burns Beach in the early 1970s.

He was chairman of an early Burns Beach community progress association that was involved with the installation of the hall in 1984.

He died in 1987 and the hall was named in his memory the following year.

The City is liaising with Mr Kikeros’ descendants to determine how best to memorialise this fondly-remembered community member and to record important historical knowledge.