Parks & Playgrounds
Start: Mid 2020
Finish: Late 2024
Beale Park is one of Cockburn’s major soccer facilities and plays an important role in growing community sport. The site is home to the Cockburn City Soccer Club, who has outgrown the current amenities. Upgrades are needed to keep up with the community’s growing needs.
The City commenced planning in 2018 for a $9.15M site upgrade. The budget includes a $1 million grant from the State Government. To design the upgrades, the City engaged with community and key stakeholders between 2018 and 2021.
What upgrades are proposed?
The proposed park upgrades will support the needs of sporting users and the wider community, and will include:
What our community said
- Additional car parking;
- Improved access and egress;
- A new multi-purpose sporting and community facility;
- Re-orientation of sporting fields;
- Accessible toilets; and
- Lighting upgrades.
- Prior to draft design development, feedback was sought on the playground, public artwork, and park furniture. Key findings included:
- Preference for a nature themed playground and public artwork.
- Mixed views on the playground’s location, however, many agree that fencing and shade are important.
- Preference for BBQs, picnic settings and drinking fountains.
- Carnaby’s Cockatoos have been sighted at the park, which indicates a potential for roosting sites.
- A draft design was developed, guided by community feedback, trees surveys, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo habitat assessment, project budget and site constraints.
- Community feedback was sought on the draft design as part of a third and final round of consultation. Most respondents said they believe the plan meets their needs, and the needs of the wider community who use Beale Park.
- Where feasible, additional suggestions will be considered in the detailed design process.
Community consultation on the design is now complete. The City thanks community members and key stakeholders for helping to shape the future of Beale Park.
- Managing and mitigating environmental impacts remains a key priority for the project team. Following positive feedback in the latest round of consultation in respect to vegetation removal, designs are being referred to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE).
- Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the concept will progress through any necessary referral procedures.
- Progress on the design will be made where possible and other relevant approvals will be sought.
- Construction won’t occur until all necessary approvals have been obtained.
For more information about the project and its community consultation please visit Comment on Cockburn webpage