Facelift work underway

Councillor Kevin Bailey explains plans for the Bullsbrook Library and Community Centre.
Councillor Kevin Bailey explains plans for the Bullsbrook Library and Community Centre.

It coincides with City of Swan’s adoption of the Bullsbrook Townsite Land Use Master Plan, which will provide guidance for future land use planning and growth in Bullsbrook.

The start of the project marks a significant step towards the expansion of Bullsbrook’s town centre beyond the eastern side of Great Northern Highway.

Stage one of the Pickett Park redevelopment involves first moving the bowling greens to make way for the community centre building.

Work on new artificial lawn bowls rinks is underway and they are scheduled to open towards the end of November.

The community building component of stage one is expected to open late next year.

It will house a new library, youth room, cafe, activity rooms and a creche.

City of Swan North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said the new building would also have a mental health facility and a local government information centre.

‘This project is part of the changing face of Bullsbrook,’ he said.

‘After consulting with the community a few years ago, the decision was made to build this completely new building instead of waiting until the population demand for it was already there.

‘The final design has a rammed earth facade so it will have all of the mod cons but still have that country appeal that people moved to Bullsbrook for.’