Free community event to open $8.3m Yanchep Active Open Space this Saturday


Yanchep Active Open Space. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480346
Yanchep Active Open Space. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480346

THE $8.3 million Yanchep Active Open Space (YAOS) will officially open this Saturday, March 24 with a free community event to mark the occasion.

City of Wanneroo will host the event with sports activities, face painting and a sausage sizzle.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said residents in the City’s most northern suburbs have been looking forward to having this “incredible sporting complex” for some time.

Narelle Coffey, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Jed Wilkson (far right) watch as Liam Dean, Darcy Wilkinson and Julie Otremba test the long jump pit.

“We acknowledge the assistance provided by Yanchep Beach Joint Venture in facilitating the early provision of a site for this much needed facility, and development of the access road,” she said.

“With the support from the Yanchep/Two Rocks developers, I feel very proud that this wonderful community sporting space can now be enjoyed by a variety of different sporting clubs, catering for both summer and winter sports.”

Yanchep Redhawks Football Club and Yanchep District Junior Football Club have begun training at YAOS, and the facility will also be home to Yanchep United Soccer Club, Yanchep Netball Club, Yanchep Little Athletics Club and Yanchep Redhawks Cricket Club.

The space includes two multi-purpose ovals fit for Australian rules football, soccer, cricket, rugby and athletics; two multi-purpose hardcourts for netball, basketball and tennis; cricket nets and long jump and discus pits; and floodlighting.

Several sporting clubs will use the playing fields.

The playground is expected to be completed in April and the open space also has perimeter fencing, pathways, passive recreation areas, car parks and drop-off facilities.

The sports amenities building has six change-rooms, five storerooms, first-aid room, umpires room, kiosk, multi-purpose room, meeting room and external tiered seating for spectators.

For more details on this free community event, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au or call 9405 5000.

Yanchep Active Open Space
Saturday, March 24
11am–1.30pm (official opening at 11.30am)
Marmion Avenue extension, Yanchep

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