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 adjacent to the soon to be completed Willetton Basketball Stadium
  • Integrated pedestrian hub, skate plaza and active laneway
  • New fencing between Willetton Bowling Club’s club house and adjoining car park
  • New accessible male and female toilets for the Willetton Netball and Willetton Tennis Clubs
  • Works to re-instate the western and southern car parks.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Overall 

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 clubs located in Burrendah Park and local schools.  There are also plans for further community consultation to inform the final design for the integrated pedestrian hub.

What will be different to what is already in Burrendah Park?
A new forecourt will be built as an entrance way to the Willetton Basketball Stadium; an integrated pedestrian hub with a skate plaza and active laneway will be created; and other ancillary works, including new toilets, fencing and car park repairs will 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 Willetton Senior High School. Cars will be restricted to certain areas and extra car parks will be built to accommodate more cars.

Will there be traffic disruptions during construction?
Disruptions will be kept to a minimal. At times, work will require for car parks to be closed or restricted. There will be signage on site to indicate any road changes

New skate plaza concept 

What is the City proposing to do to the existing skate park at Burrendah Park?

The City is committed to transforming Willetton Sports Precinct into a space that is multi-purpose, innovative, sensitive to the environment and provides the community with an attractive space to recreate and relax in.

A concept for a new skate plaza – that has been approved by Council as part of the Burrendah Park Landscape Master Plan – will replace the existing skate park with a new integrated skate plaza that is suitable for pedestrians, skateboarders and scooters and bike riders. View concepts here

This work is part the new Community Piazza that is currently under construction at the Willetton Sports Precinct.

What will the new skate plaza have?
Inspired by international skate plazas, the concept was designed by skate park design firm, Skate Sculpture and blends passive spaces with active spaces into an integrated and pedestrian-friendly space.
 
The skate plaza is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways and incorporates street inspired skate objects including ledges, stairs, hand rails, curbs and street banks with a series of garden beds, trees and outdoor furniture. 

View concepts here

Has the community been consulted in the process?

From 5 March – 16 March, the City is calling on community feedback on a concept for the new skate plaza which will be used to help us develop the final design. The community can view the skate plaza concept and provide feedback at one of the following events at Willetton Skate Park:
 
  • A free skateboarding clinic and jam session on 5 March from 6pm – 8pm
  • A free scooter clinic and jam session on 10 March from 4pm – 6pm
Alternatively, feedback can also be given online here by 5pm on 16 March.

What can be changed in the skate plaza concept?
Various objects, spacings and dimensions are 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. 
 
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 will then be taken into consideration to help us develop the final design for build.
 
How can I provide feedback on the skate plaza concept?
The City encourages the community to provide feedback on the new skate plaza by attending one following events at Willetton Skate Park:
  • A free skateboarding clinic and jam session on 5 March from 6pm – 8pm
  • A free scooter clinic and jam session on 10 March from 4pm – 6pm
Alternatively, feedback can also be given online here until 5pm 16 March.

What happens after the community provides feedback on the concept?
Community feedback will be used to help us develop a final design, which will be finalised in early April, and used to build the new skate plaza.
 
When will the new skate plaza open?
Construction is expected to start in November and the skate plaza is due to open in mid-March 2021.

 

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