City of Kalamunda report reveals need for three new multi-use sports reserves by 2036

Hartfield Park, Forrestfield.
Hartfield Park, Forrestfield.

THREE new multi-use sports reserves will be needed in the City of Kalamunda by 2036 according to a new report into the area’s public open space.

The report recommends that the City undertake forward planning for at least three additional multi-use sports reserves, approximately 10ha in size, over the next 20 years.

A previous landfill site at Forrestfield North on Brand Road has been identified as one potential sports space.

However, the site would require investigation into the costs associated with remediating the site to be a functioning sports space.

An officer-level review of the existing capacity of venues in the City concluded Hartfield Park was at capacity, the town’s rugby league club had no official home and was temporarily based at the cricket club and the soccer club was expanding and required additional space.

Under the Hartfield Park Masterplan the hockey and tee ball clubs will be relocated to the Pony Club to allow the rugby league and soccer clubs to use the current hockey club ground, however could only be a short-term solution because of continued expansion of the clubs and restricted space.

The review found Scott Reserve, Maida Vale Reserve and Kostera Oval were coping with existing usage.

However, Ray Owen Reserve was reaching capacity with the expansion of cricket and football.

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