Have a say on new centre

The council is planning a district level, multipurpose community, learning and activity centre at Pickett Park.

‘The creation of this centre would support the notion of a ‘community hub’, a place where the community can gather and participate in a range of activities,’ Mayor Charlie Zannino said.

The facility will also provide a location for the delivery of City services.

North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said concept plans had been drawn up and would be presented to the community for comment.

‘This will be an important development for Bullsbrook and we want to make sure we get it right,’ he said.

‘This facility is planned to cater for people of all ages ” with a youth space, library, office and rooms for community and sporting groups ” so it is important we also get feedback from people of all ages and interests.’

Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) president Glynn Davies said council staff had showed plans to the Bullsbrook Sporting Club and other stakeholders last week.

‘We certainly welcome the development and are very happy the City has put money in the budget for planning this and put money into following years’ budgets for the construction,’ he said.

‘It’s upgrading our current rundown facilities and this will provide a whole bunch of spaces the community can use.’

Cr Bailey said construction of the first stage was expected to start next year, with the building completed in the 2015-16 financial year.

‘We will be hosting two community information sessions this month,’ he said.

The sessions will be ‘open house’ style at Pickett Park Hall on September 18, 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm.

For more, email steven. middleton@swan.wa.gov.au or call 9267 9137.