A HOCKING park could be developed within 18 months following council support to release a concept plan for public consultation.
Hinckley Park is a largely undeveloped 4.1ha space and the City of Wanneroo is proposing to create nature play areas, a three-on-three basketball court, kick-about turf, bike track and barbecue facilities.
It also plans to include a hill slide and rock wall to suit the topography of the park and a traditional play space with rubber softfall and shade sails.
A December council report said the $1.4 million proposal would go out for public consultation from January to February, with tenders invited in July and construction due to take place between October 2020 and April 2021.
The report said there was limited water supply for the site, which had very few trees and sparse vegetation, and concerns about a water licence transfer delaying the council decision from November to December.
“The concept plan has considered the City’s existing water allocation and that of the developer’s water licence, which has now transferred to the City,” it said.
“Given the limited water supply for the site, the concept plan has made an allowance of 1.3ha of turf to be included in the design – equivalent to the size of a single soccer field.”