Funding model revised for clubrooms at Yanchep playing fields


Plans for the clubrooms at the Yanchep playing fields will be revised to keep the cost at $3.4 million.
Plans for the clubrooms at the Yanchep playing fields will be revised to keep the cost at $3.4 million.

A LATE report on tomorrow night’s Wanneroo council meeting agenda seeks extra funds for the Yanchep playing fields clubrooms.

The council will consider a recommendation to approve a funding model that will use $521,000 from the City’s strategic project reserve for the $3.4 million building.

Another $670,565 would come from municipal funds and $770,333 from a state government grant.

The remaining $1.42 million was to come from the developers, however the April 24 report said the landowners were not in a position to provide their portion.

“As a result, and in accordance with the Yanchep Two Rocks development contribution plan (DCP), the DCP will need to borrow these funds,” it said.

“This will come via a loan negotiated by the City, costs of which, including ongoing interest expense, will be charged to the DCP.”

In March, the council considered a request from sporting clubs to expand the 100sq m building plans, and agreed in principle to make it 150sq m, increasing the budget by $74,000.

Although the total cost is higher than the April 2015 price tag of $1.93 million, the report said 2016 concept plans had been revised to reduce it to $3.4 million from $4.1 million.

This month’s report said cost savings were found through design changes such as removing the bin and kitchen stores, making the kiosk smaller and simplifying the roof design.

“The sports amenities building – taking into consideration the design changes – will adequately meet the needs of the community both now and into the future, and do so on a cost effective basis,” it said.

Attachments said other costs included $6.4 million for the land bought from Yanchep Beach Joint Venture and almost $9.45 million for the ovals and landscaping, bringing the project total to about $19.5 million.

A timeframe for the long-awaited facility indicated the tender process would take place between July and September, allowing construction to start in October and the building to be finished a year later.

The playing fields are one of three community facilities to be funded through the 10-year Yanchep Two Rocks DCP, with the others being the new Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club and Capricorn coastal node facilities.

Developers contributing to the fund include YBJV, Landcorp, Capricorn Village Joint Venture, Peet, Fini Group, Frasers Property Group and Pindan Capital Two Rocks.