Burrendah Park Ancillary Works Landscape Master Plan
The Burrendah Park Landscape Master Plan is a four year, $4.8million transformation of the Willetton Sports Precinct in Burrendah Park.
The program of works will see the establishment of a pedestrian-friendly Community Piazza that aims to improve access and connectivity between the Sports Precinct, Southlands Boulevarde Shopping Centre and Willetton Senior High School.
The Master Plan includes:
- A new forecourt adjoining the new Willetton Stadium
- Integrated pedestrian hub, including skate plaza
- New perimeter fencing for the Willetton Bowling Club’s club house that integrates, secures and protects the club's all weather green
- New accessible male and female toilets for the Willetton Netball and Willetton Tennis Clubs
- Works to improve and expand the southern car park
- Active laneway comprising of passive elements, recreational spaces e.g. outdoor netball court and landscaped walkway.
The Burrendah Park Ancillary Works Landscape Master Plan is expected to be delivered over phases. The City plans to engage the community and get feedback on the project as it develops. View the project timeline here.
Frequently asked questions
How much is this work costing?
In September 2019, City of Canning Council voted in support of the Landscape Master Plan, an integral part of the $4.8 million four year transformation of the Willetton Sports Precinct.
Why is this work being done?
At the City of Canning, we aim to build inclusive and vibrant communities. This Landscape Master Plan brings that vision to life with new recreational spaces, sporting facilities and event spaces for all to enjoy.
When will the work be finished?
Work will be done over three stages. It starts in November 2019 and is expected to be complete in 2022.
Has the community been consulted on the project?
The City undertook engagement at the City of Canning’s 2018 Youth Festival and has been consulting with sporting clubs and cultural organisations located in the Precinct. The City consulted with the community to develop a final Willetton Skate Plaza concept. There are also plans for further community consultation to inform further development and improvement of the overall sports precinct.
What will be different to what is already in the Willetton Sports Precinct at Burrendah Park?
The space will be more pedestrian-friendly with the feel of a thriving and safe sporting and cultural Precinct. A new forecourt has been built as an entrance way to the Willetton Stadium. An integrated pedestrian hub with a skate plaza and adjoining active laneway will be created and other ancillary works, including new toilets, fencing and car park repairs will also be undertaken.
Will cars be allowed in the new Burrendah Park?
The upgrades aim to create a pedestrian-friendly space. The work will improve access and connectivity between the Sports Precinct, Southlands Boulevarde Shopping Centre and surrounding areas. Cars will be restricted to certain areas and extra car parks will be built to accommodate more cars. Work will also be done to upgrade Burrendah Boulevard and build a new roundabout into the Willetton Stadium’s southern car park. These works are part of the City’s initiatives to improve pedestrian safety within the Precinct and will be part funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. The work will deliver wider footpaths, create designated pedestrian crossing points, a cycle path and increase street lighting along Burrendah Boulevard.
Will there be traffic disruptions during construction?
Disruptions will be kept to a minimal. Works will be scheduled to minimise disruptions to peaks use of the Precinct. At times, work will require for car parks to be closed or restricted. There will be signage on site to indicate any road or layout changes.
New skate plaza concept
What is the City proposing to do to the existing skate park at Burrendah Park?
Following community consultation on an initial concept, a final design for the new Willetton Skate Plaza has been developed and features a combination of street inspired skate obstacles, paved surfaces and landscaping. View the final design here
The skate plaza is part of the Council approved Burrendah Park Landscape Master Plan for the Willetton Sports Precinct and it will replace the existing Willetton Skate Park, which will be removed in February 2021.
The new skate plaza is expected in open in June 2021.
What will the new skate plaza have?
The final design includes:
- street skate objects e.g. stairs, hand rails, curbs and street banks
- a series of garden beds, trees and outdoor furniture
- the addition of a long circular flat rail to complement existing skate elements
- smaller garden bed planters in the middle of the park to improve flow and safety
- a bigger garden bed at the northern entry point to act as a barrier for pedestrian and skate plaza users safety
- extra space for scooter and BMX riders to use to turn around safely.
Has the community been consulted in the process?
From 5 March – 16 March, the City held two face-to-face sessions for the community to provide feedback on the skate plaza concept. Feedback was also captured in an online survey in March.
What could've been changed in the skate plaza concept?
Various objects, spacings and dimensions were open to contribution from the public.
Will the skate bowl still be part of the new skate plaza design?
No, the plaza is a street focused design that will still include street banks and quarter pipes. The City will use community feedback from the new skate plaza concept to also plan for future skate facilities that have the potential to incorporate bowls, hips, tabletops and other objects like the current Willetton Skate Park. The existing skate bowl is expected to be removed in February 2021.
Who can use the new skate plaza?
The new integrated skate plaza will be suitable for pedestrians, skateboarders and scooters and bike riders.
Will the new skate plaza be suitable for beginners?
All levels from beginner to advance will be catered for at the new skate plaza. It is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways incorporates street inspired skate objects including ledges, stairs, hand rails, curbs and street banks with a series of garden beds, trees, and outdoor furniture.
How will the skate plaza be pedestrian-friendly?
The skate plaza is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways for pedestrians. People will also be able to socialize on the outdoor furniture that is part of the skate plaza.
Who designed the concept for the skate plaza?
In conjunction with the expertise of skate park design firm, Skate Sculpture, the City of Canning developed a concept for a new integrated skate plaza within the Willetton Sports Precinct. Community feedback was taken into consideration to he us develop the final design for build.
When will the new skate plaza open?
Construction is expected to run from February 2021 - June 2021.