City gives complex a sporting chance

The City is proposing a sport and recreation facility in Parkland Heights, which would include a playing field, reserve and clubrooms, catering facilities, parking, toilets, playground, and picnic facilities.

Funding is allocated for design in the 2013-2014 financial year and construction is likely to begin in 2015-2016.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the project would be a partnership between the City and developer Rockingham Park Pty Ltd.

The new facility would be at Eighty Road, Baldivis, just south of the existing Parkland Heights sub-division.

The City will contribute $333,686 to design the pavilion, carpark and other community infrastructure needs during 2014-2015. A total of $3,367,687 is allocated for the 2014-2015 financial year to build the infrastructure once it has been designed.

‘The City will design and construct the community infrastructure component, and the developer will construct the public open space in line with the approved landscape plan, which will include earthworks, basic reticulation, grassing of key areas, pathways that form part of the overall pedestrian/cycle network and maintenance for two summers,’ Cr Sammels said.

‘Users of the facility are likely to be local sporting clubs, including Australian Rules, cricket and soccer, personal trainers and fitness groups, and dog obedience trainers.’