Construction of the playing fields is well underway, with earthworks and electrical installations already completed.
City CEO Mike Foley said the multi-use fields, off Maffina Parade, would be used for a wide range of sports, including football and cricket.
Stage 1 of the project includes five junior ovals, two senior football ovals and three senior cricket pitches, as well as two sets of four-bay practice cricket nets, an outdoor exercise area and a 1.2km path for walking or cycling.
Mr Foley said the dual-use path was laid around the playing fields and work had started on floodlight towers and the creation of viewing mounds.
‘Following this, fencing will be installed at the cricket practice nets area, and retaining walls will be built in the amphitheatre viewing area and around the area set aside for outdoor exercise equipment,’ Mr Foley said.
‘The irrigation system will then be installed, and turf laid.’
Mr Foley said the active, family-dominated demographics of Ellenbrook had resulted in a strong demand for community infrastructure.
‘We are thrilled to be delivering this great facility, which will provide active participation opportunities for children and adults in a range of sporting codes, and encourage health and fitness,’ he said.
Stage two of Ellenbrook district open space is a $6.6 million project to build four rectangular synthetic grass multi-use playing fields for soccer, touch rugby and lacrosse.
The city is also planning a sports and exhibition centre to cater for indoor sports and events.
For more information on the project, go to swancommunity. com.au/ellenbrookopenspace
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