City of Wanneroo approves fitness equipment for Alexander Heights Park


Fitness equipment will be installed at Alexander Heights Park, but a disc golf course is still being considered. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au   d463159
Fitness equipment will be installed at Alexander Heights Park, but a disc golf course is still being considered. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d463159

FITNESS equipment and footpaths will be installed at Alexander Heights Park, but a proposed disc golf course needs more consideration, following a Wanneroo City Council decision in December.

Infrastructure upgrades to the park were supported at a council meeting last April and the initial draft concept plan was created, which featured bike stands, an outdoor fitness circuit, path network and 18-hole disc golf course across the park and adjoining Ian Robbins Park.

The City’s July consultation period garnered 79 per cent support from survey responses for the plan, but most people attending the on-site meetings objected primarily to the disc golf course.

A focus group was established that separated the plan into two parts, resulting in support for proceeding with the paths, bike racks, improved lighting and fitness equipment, but redesigning the course to nine holes, avoiding the northern section of Ian Robbins Park, which would be tested for 12 months then reviewed.

The latter will undergo a detailed design and consultation with the focus group before being implemented.

The 2015-16 capital works budget listed $220,000 for the project, with just under $200,000 remaining, and it is due for completion by mid-next year.

Any project savings will be put towards the focus group’s suggestions of additional seating, a shade structure and another children’s playground, though the City expected these would be considered as part of its 20-year capital works budget.