Wanneroo Council endorses Landsdale skate park plan for consultation

A concept plan for the Warradale skate park.
A concept plan for the Warradale skate park.

AN ageing BMX track in Landsdale could be replaced with a skate park and BMX track in 2020, following Wanneroo Council’s endorsement of the concept plan.

Councillors unanimously endorsed the $615,000 plan Warradale Park for community consultation, scheduled for December to February, at their November 13 meeting.

Cr Domenic Zappa, who declared an impartiality interest as the Landsdale Residents Association president, said the “bespoke design” would integrate well with the Warradale parkland.

Cr Zappa said the existing facility was “a bit of dirt, a bit of grass and a couple of gaping holes”.

Cr Brett Treby said the proposal would have a range of activities to cover different demographics.

Cr Hugh Nguyen said young families that moved into the area 10 to 15 years ago now had teenagers for which the City needed to provide facilities.

Administration staff expect to present a report on the consultation feedback by March, and the current timeframe could see the facility built between December 2019 and June 2020.

The original BMX track was built in 1999, and the City received a petition last year from Landsdale Residents Association asking it to upgrade the track or replace it with a wheeled sports facility.

The design includes a flow zone, mini ramp, street run and hang out space.

“The overall shape of the skate park is intended to resemble the body of a snake, which pays respect to the identity of Warradale park and the nearby ‘snake lake’,” the council report said.

Initial consultation included on-site meetings and an online survey, as well as workshops with Landsdale Primary School students in August and September.