For sporting clubs and community groups considering projects to upgrade their facilities it is suggested that they review the below facility planning information regarding project needs assessment and feasibility studies. This information may be required
to be submitted as part of any funding requests.
The primary aim is to ensure that there are adequate places and spaces available to the community to participate in sport, recreation and community related activities.
Leisure planning incorporates future planning, urban design, asset management and sustainability principles while assessing the current and future needs of community.
In order to guide the future planning and development of the City’s community facilities and parks the following plans have been developed:
The level of forward panning to substantiate the need and feasibility for a project must be based on key considerations including but not limited to:
The extent and detail of such forward planning will be commensurate with the size, complexity and sensitivity of the proposed project. It is acknowledged that minor or incidental sport, recreation and other community infrastructure projects will not warrant
such a thorough forward planning process. This should be discussed with the City to determine what level of planning is required prior to applying.
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A Community Facility Plan guides the future provision of community facilities within a local government.
The plan considers:
The City is in the process of developing a draft plan, which will be advertised for public comment in 2019.
The progress of the plan can be followed on the City of Kalamunda’s engagement portal.
Endorsed by Council in June 2020
Scott Reserve, located in High Wycombe, is one of the City’s Premier sporting reserves and is home to the High Wycombe Community Recreation Centre. There are several permanent users at the site, including High Wycombe Junior Football Club, High
Wycombe Amateur Football Club, High Wycombe Cricket Club and the Foothills Learning Centre.
The City, in conjunction with ABV Leisure Consulting, commenced the Master Planning process and community consultation in 2018. Further information on the consultation process is available via the City's engagement portal
The final draft of the master plan was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 June 2020.
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Endorsed by Council in December 2018
Maida Vale Reserve, located in Maida Vale, is one of the City’s five premier sporting reserves. There are several permanent users at the site, including Kalamunda Rangers (baseball,
softball and tee ball), Kalamunda United Football Club (soccer), Maida Vale Tennis Club, Kalamunda Governor Stirling Archers and a Friends of Maida Vale Reserve group.
The City, in conjunction with ABV Leisure Consulting commenced the Master Planning process and community consultation in 2018. The final draft was endorsed by Council at the December Ordinary Council Meeting on 18 December 2018.
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Endorsed by Council in November 2017
Stirk Park in Kalamunda, is a much loved, historic park and includes: Stirk Cottage, Kalamunda Club, the Sound shell, the RSL Anzac Memorial, large open play areas and a playground.
The City of Kalamunda recently completed a Master Plan to guide the future development at the site.
It is proposed that the Master Plan will be developed across three stages with the redevelopment currently in Stage One, which involves developing detailed designs for a new playground, a skatepark, a youth precinct and pathways.
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In 2020, the City of Kalamunda commissioned the West Australian based skatepark design firm Skate Sculpture to undertake a community consultation process, and create a concept design for the Stirk Park Skatepark based on a proposed construction budget
of $500,000.00 exclusive of GST, for the skate elements only.
The final Stirk Park Skatepark concept design is the result of three stages of consultation with community members in and around the Kalamunda area. The Stirk Park Skatepark concept design comprises three key areas; a flow bowl, skate plaza and junior
skate path. This created four tiered level changes presenting an opportunity to pay homage to Kalamunda’s iconic and historic Zig Zag. At the highest level of the skatepark is a flow bowl. With flow being the most frequently requested style
of terrain and in consideration of the City of Kalamunda not having an enclosed bowl in its existing network of skateparks, the design team opted to create a flow bowl that would incorporate the most popular bowl and transition objects. This includes
a waterfall and roll-ins allowing riders of all skill levels to enter the bowl and gain speed. The flow bowl also features a variety of popular objects including hips for aerial and transfer manoeuvres, extensions providing extra height for the more
advanced riders, two circular pump bumps and various levels of interconnected quarter pipes, (the most frequently requested transition item). This will be a unique attraction amongst the Western Australian Skatepark network with a capacity of hosting
competitions and demonstrations for skate, scooter and BMX riders. The design will further complement the existing City of Kalamunda skatepark network and create a unique facility for the City of Kalamunda community members.
Endorsed by Council in September 2015
Pioneer Park is located at Dawson Ave, Forrestfield, comprising a total of 57 hectares of land. Prior to Pioneer Park being used for recreation and sporting pursuits, the land was formally used as a landfill site.
A Master Plan process was undertaken by AECOM consultancy in 2014, after it was found that further site remediation works were required.
The Master Plan was completed at the site in 2015 and focused on the Northern end of the reserve. Following the findings of the Master Plan process, the City closed the site to future development, subject to further investigation on its potential use
and the remediation works required.
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Endorsed by Council in February 2015
Ray Owen Reserve, located in Lesmurdie, is one of the City’s Premier sporting reserves and is home to the Ray Owen Sports Centre. There are several permanent users at the site, including Friends of the Ray Owen Reserve Group (FROG), Hills BMX Club,Kalamunda
& District Basketball Association, Kalamunda & District Netball Association, Kalamunda & Districts Football Club, Lesmurdie Mazenod Cricket Club, Lesmurdie Mazenod Junior Cricket Club and Mazenod Junior Football Club.
In order to guide the City in the future developments at the reserve, a comprehensive Master Plan was developed by ABV Leisure Consultancy in 2014.
The City is currently advocating for funding to support the implementation of the Ray Owen Master Plan as a Growth Areas Perth and Peel (GAPP) council.
To meet the growing needs of the Reserve’s users, the City has developed a parking and access Concept Plan which was released for public comment in March 2019.
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Endorsed by Council in August 2013
The City of Kalamunda, City of Mundaring and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife) are responsible for the management of the trails within the Perth Hills
region. The three organisations were involved with the development of the Perth Hills Trails Master Plan, which was undertaken in 2013 by Treadwell Consultants.
Endorsed by Council in July 2013
The City, in partnership with the Darling Range Sports College developed a Master Plan in 2013 of the site. The Master Plan investigated the potential feasibility of establishing community sporting facilities at Darling Range Sports College.
Following the outcome of the master plan it was determined not to progress with its recommendation at this stage.
Endorsed by Council in August 2010
Hartfield Park, located in Forrestfield, is the largest of the City’s Premier sporting reserves and is home to the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre. There are several permanent users at the site, including Kalamunda & District Rugby Union Club,
Kalamunda District Hockey Club, Forrestfield Football Club, Forrestfield Cricket Club, Forrestfield United Soccer Club, Kalamunda Bulldogs Rugby League Club, Forrestfield Flyers Tee ball Club and Forrestfield Little Athletics Club.
On the extremity of the reserve there is also the Hartfield Park Golf Club and the Veterans Car Club, these clubs were not part of the Master Plan.
The City of Kalamunda received $6.1 million from the State Government in January 2014 to implement the Master Plan, which is now in its final stage.
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