Wanneroo councillors support inclusion of exercise equipment for Landsdale park in capital works budget

Warradale Park. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Warradale Park. Picture: Matt Jelonek

EXERCISE equipment for a Landsdale park is being listed in the City of Wanneroo’s 20-year capital works budget.

Residents presented a 265-signature petition at the April 4 meeting requesting installation of the equipment at Warradale Park.

The City’s report listed the park’s existing facilities as a BMX track (currently being investigated for upgrades), path network, barbecue, community centre, clubrooms, sports oval, nature-based playground, cricket nets and car park, with the latter four built or upgraded last year.

The South Ward Community Reference and Sporting User Group previously considered infrastructure provisions for the site as part of the active reserves master plan and 2014 master plan for the park and did not cite exercise equipment as a future recommendation.

The report said the park qualified for four pieces of equipment but would need to be considered among six existing parks in the south ward, including Hainsworth and Hudson parks in Girrawheen and Koondoola Park.

“At present the current capital works program allows for installation of one project per financial year through the sports facilities program,” it said.

Councillors supported the recommendation to include the approximately $30,000 project in the 20-year capital works budget, subject to review by the user group.

Councillor Domenic Zappa commended the Landsdale resident who organised the petition.

“It’s good to see residents getting active; it was an extraordinary effort on behalf of one resident.”

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