City of Wanneroo plans $71m spending on projects over next two decades

Concept plans for the Butler north district open space.
Concept plans for the Butler north district open space.

THE City of Wanneroo plans to spend $71.4 million on 196 projects over the next two decades as part of its active reserve master plan.

Endorsed by the council on October 11, the plan identified infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities totalling $37 million.

The remaining $34.4 million would go towards developing new active reserves, such as the Banksia Grove and Butler north district open spaces and Yanchep playing fields.

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Developed in consultation with sports clubs and community reference groups, the plan aims to guide development and re-development of infrastructure at active reserves.

According to the council report, it identified current and future uses, levels of use and barriers of use, and aims to maximise flexibility of use, identify project priorities, guide timing and funding for each project.

Advertised for a six-week public comment period in July, the plan attracted eight submissions, some asking for specific upgrades at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex and Lake Joondalup Park.

“Each individual active reserve master plan and related infrastructure upgrade project will become a separate project within the City’s 20-year Capital Works Program,” the report said.

“As such (each) will be subject to further consultation with user groups and residents.”

Following two years of consultation, Mayor Tracey Roberts said the outcomes were a testament to the value of community input to long-term planning.

“I want to thank community reference groups, sporting user groups and clubs for their participation in surveys, workshops and general comments on the plan,” she said.

“The master plan gives us evidence-based needs to assist in decision-making for the funding and timing of projects.”