Chichester Park redevelopment project begins

Chichester Park redevelopment project begins

A PROJECT to redevelop Chichester Park in Woodvale has started.

Councillors at last week’s Joondalup council meeting voted to start the community consultation process and seek feedback from the community and sporting groups.

Current facilities at Chichester Park include two sporting fields, a clubroom, floodlighting, playground and carpark. The clubroom, which has a small meeting room, kitchen, toilets, change rooms and storage, was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2008-09. However, the current size, location and layout of the facility is considered poor and not well used, which is why it has been identified as the City’s next redevelopment project.

It is proposed a new community sporting facility be developed, with the carpark and drainage issues on the southern oval to be investigated.

There are five sporting clubs with more than 1800 members that use Chichester Park – the Kingsley, Woodvale and WA Christian Football Association soccer clubs and Kingsley Woodvale Cricket and Junior Cricket clubs.

“Current users of Chichester Park operate with very limited facilities and a redevelopment would not only service their needs but also that of the wider community,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“The site faces challenges, including storage, drainage, toilet facilities, car parking and general sporting infrastructure, and these will all be addressed by the redevelopment.

“Following community consultation, the council looks forward to receiving the report before considering the project’s progression.”

The project originally had $4 million listed from 2018-19 to 2020-21, which has been reduced to $3 million. Construction is proposed to start in 2020-21 after detailed design and forward works.

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