City of Wanneroo consulting over skate or BMX park in Landsdale


Deanna Fogliani (Landsdale) and Natalie Jennings (Landsdale). Picture: Martin Kennealey
Deanna Fogliani (Landsdale) and Natalie Jennings (Landsdale). Picture: Martin Kennealey

CITY of Wanneroo is undertaking a four-stage consultation process regarding developing a skate or BMX facility in Landsdale.

A petition was tabled at the February council meeting requesting the upgrade of the existing BMX track at Warradale Park or transforming it in to a skate park, or a combination of both.

Landsdale resident Deanna Fogliani started the petition and believed the current track was dangerous and needed repair.

The City’s report presented at the April 4 meeting said community consultation was needed to determine the most suitable outcome and would seek involvement from young people, relevant agencies, residents and Landsdale Residents Association.

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The process will include on-site meetings at existing City of Wanneroo BMX tracks and skate parks and online consultation followed by collating information to develop concepts and cost estimates before seeking feedback from residents and the wider community.

Consultation is scheduled to end in September and City officers will then present a report to council.

The report listed the closest BMX track as 4km away and a skate park within 3.5km.

“Whilst the City recognises the current facility at Warradale is approximately 17-years-old and has deteriorated in condition, a detailed understanding of the needs and requirements of facility users, young people and surrounding residents is firstly required to determine the provision type and demand for a wheeled sports facility at Warradale Park,” it said.

“Outcomes of the consultation process will require consideration alongside other project requirements within the City and will be subject to both resource and budget availability.”