Landsdale skate park work to start in December

Landsdale Primary School student Bryson Litchfield with Wanneroo councillors Domenic Zappa, Brett Treby and Mayor Tracey Roberts at Warradale Park.
Landsdale Primary School student Bryson Litchfield with Wanneroo councillors Domenic Zappa, Brett Treby and Mayor Tracey Roberts at Warradale Park.

WORK on a $600,000 snake-shaped skate park in Landsdale is due to start in December.

The City of Wanneroo plans to build the skate and BMX facility at Warradale Park this financial year, with June 2020 earmarked for its completion.

The facility will take the shape of a snake to represent its proximity to Snake Lake, and will feature skate ramps, BMX tracks, pedestrian walkways, seating for spectators and green spaces.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said plans for the skate park, which received a positive response from local residents, was a part of the City’s broader vision regarding local recreational amenities.

A concept plan for the Warradale skate and BMX park.

During community consultation earlier this year, residents praised features of concept design, including its suitability for all ages, layout, barbecue facilities, shelter and seating.

“I like that it will be suitable for both skating and bikes – this will entice older children or teens to use it,” a local resident said.

Another said it would “save residents having to travel to other locations such as Scarborough to use other skate parks”.

Other survey respondents said it was “good to see the City investing in a Landsdale facility” and the skate park would allow “kids to be out and physically active”.

The facility was included in the 2019-20 Budget, adopted by the council last Friday, and plans for another $679,524 skate park in Yanchep will be considered at tonight’s council meeting.

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