Reserve facelift closer

The Ray Owen Reserve is earmarked for a makeover.
The Ray Owen Reserve is earmarked for a makeover.

The Ray Owen Reserve master plan was one of six projects in the east metropolitan region that received funding from the community sporting and recreational facilities funding (CSRFF).

Shire acting CEO Clayton Higham said work would start on the plan next month and should be completed by June of next year.

‘The intent of the project is to undertake a master planning process to guide the future development of the reserve over the course of the next 10 to 20 years,’ he said.

‘(The reserve) is a popular multi-purpose sporting facility and the Shire is eager to ensure the site continues to meet future demands.’

The complex hosts clubs from a number of sports, including football, basketball, cricket, BMX and netball.

Club representatives would be consulted in the planning process, Mr Higham said

‘The clubs participated in a workshop in November 2012, at which time it was determined that the best approach would be to undertake a master-planning process for the reserve site,’ Mr Higham said.

‘Clubs will be engaged during the community consultation phase of the project to allow them further opportunity to provide input into future development.’

East Metropolitan Region MLC Alyssa Hayden congratulated Kalamunda Shire on being awarded the grant.

‘I look forward to seeing these grants make a big difference to people living in Kalamunda, through both the improvements to the facilities and the benefits that come from increasing participation in sport and recreation,’ she said.

More than $87,500 was distributed between six projects in the latest CSRFF round.

The second 2013-14 CSRFF small grants round is now open. Applications close 4pm, August 30. Go to