City of Joondalup to revisit decision on Warrandyte Park

A house in Craigie shows its support for the Warrandyte Park campaign.
A house in Craigie shows its support for the Warrandyte Park campaign.

CRAIGIE residents and the Whitford City Football Club community continue to campaign against the use of Warrandyte Park as Joondalup United Football Club’s home ground.

At the City of Joondalup’s September 20 council meeting, councillors unanimously voted to allocate Warrandyte Park and Prince Regent Park in Heathridge to Joondalup United from next season, relocating Whitford City to Beldon Park, Charonia Park and Korella Park in Mullaloo.

This was to allow Joondalup United to have a home ground that would meet Football West’s standards for a National Premier League team, including a fenced-off pitch, seating for up to 200 people, dugouts and a referees room.

Since the meeting, the Save Warrandyte Park Facebook group was created and has more than 900 members, petitions have been circulated, residents have put up signs outside their houses and the City of Joondalup and councillors have been inundated with calls and emails.

Today, the City issued a statement online saying a notice of motion had been “lodged by elected members requesting the council revoke its decision and that no further action be taken until a further report is submitted to the council”.

“The lodgement of the revocation motion prevents the City from progressing any action relating to this decision until the council considers the notice of motion at its meeting on Tuesday, October 18.”