Upgrade plans for Forrest Park in Padbury


A second senior soccer field may be developed in Forrest Park if upgrade plans are approved.
A second senior soccer field may be developed in Forrest Park if upgrade plans are approved.

PROPOSED upgrades at Forrest Park in Padbury would allow for a second senior soccer field if approved.

The City of Joondalup is currently conducting community consultation on the proposed improvements that aim to “provide greater opportunities for local sporting clubs to train and play matches in a safe and accessible manner while providing new opportunities for the local community to recreate”.

Works would include replacing and relocating the playground, upgrading the sports floodlighting to meet Australian standards, constructing a new path network, levelling the playing surfaces across the park and retaining to the north-west and south-west corners of the park.

To enable the works, it is also proposed to remove eight native eucalypt trees.

Though they cannot be replanted, it is proposed that 12 tuart trees will replace the removed trees in a new location.

The project is proposed to be funded by the City, Joondalup United Football Club and a State Government grant.

Comments can be made at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au before July 4.

The proposal and comments will then be presented at a future council meeting for consideration.

Additional car parking at Forrest Park has been listed in the draft 2016-17 budget, which is subject to approval by the council at tomorrow’s meeting.