Community sporting hub under way

Community sporting hub under way

The facility, which will include changerooms, toilets, kitchen and bar, meeting and umpire rooms, and storage, will have rendered brick walls, Colorbond roof and aluminium windows, with the appearance and colour to be in keeping with the surrounding residential development.

The meeting room will have windows, which must have additional glazing installed as a condition of the approval, overlooking the playing field with a movable partition to allow the room to be divided.

As well as the community facility, the estimated $2.9 million project includes a synthetic cricket wicket, sports floodlighting, barbecue and picnic area, playground and carpark.

The City has received $750,000 from the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund program.

As part of this grant, the City must start construction by June 2015, which requires detailed designs to be approved and tenders to be sought.

In order to meet this timeline, |Joondalup councillors voted to start the tender process and delegated authority to the chief executive to accept tenders no more than $388,000 for the floodlighting works and no more than $1.95 million for the rest of the project.

Councillors also agreed to the name Bramston Park Community Sporting Facility.