Wanneroo’s Edgar Griffiths Park to get $2.4m in upgrades


Edgar Griffiths Park in Wanneroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474884
Edgar Griffiths Park in Wanneroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474884

CONSTRUCTION is about to start on facilities and floodlighting at a Wanneroo park.

Councillors approved plans for a sports amenities building, floodlighting and oval extension at Edgar Griffiths Park at the October meeting.

The $2.4 million project will include change and store rooms, a first aid area, umpires’ room and toilets to replace the existing facility.

A 100sq m multipurpose room has been included as stage two of the development, subject to demand.

The oval will be extended and SMS-controlled floodlighting installed, which requires the removal of 15 non-native trees.

Design of the building was altered to retain one tree identified as significant and the City plans to implement a tree planting program at the park during winter in 2018 and 2019.

As part of the project, the reserve will be connected to mains water as the current drinking water provided through a water filtration system is insufficient for the development.

Community consultation garnered 52 responses, of which 49 supported the building, 47 were in favour of the oval extension and five disagreed with the removal of trees and upgrades to the park.

A report by the City said the upgrades were appropriate for the park’s size and noted Wanneroo’s population was expected to increase 38 per cent by 2024.

Work on the project is expected to start at the end of the month and finish in February 2019.

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