As part of the stimulus package the City will has committed $3.15 million towards kick starting major projects that have already been given the green light by Council.
- $1.5 million towards works at Bayswater Waves
- $850,000 at the Noranda netball courts over and above the $500,000 that is available in the current budget
- $600,000 for Morley Sport and Recreation Centre
- $200,000 for Maylands Waterland to undertake the detailed design work needed to progress with major upgrades to the facilities
Commencing these projects now not only gives us a head start but provides certainty for staff and work for local contractors. It also lays the groundwork for the 2020/21 Budget.
The City’s concept plan, approved in March of this year, includes a play pool (of up to 300mm deep), splash pad play area, community picnic area, accessible toilets and change areas, and a space for food trucks – set to transform the facility into a family-friendly water park accessible to the entire community.
The City is working with landscape architecture and environmental engineering experts Josh Byrne and Associates, with finalised costings and detailed designs scheduled to be released in late 2020.
Morley Sport and Recreation Centre
The City’s concept plan for phase one, approved in September 2019, includes two new indoor basketball courts built to State League standards, scheduled to support the development of local junior basketball from early 2021.
Phase two, subject to funding, is set to include seating for at least 300 spectators, additional toilets and change rooms. Rugby pitches and the play spaces outside the centre will be upgraded as part of a separate project.
Noranda Netball Courts
The City has been working with Noranda Netball Association to schedule works for commencement after the winter netball season comes to a close in October 2020.
Plans include the stripping and reconstruction to the sub-surfaces of all 16 netball courts, and application of new top-coating ensuring safe and effective play in line with Netball WA standards. The courts will also receive new flood lighting and fencing, maximising teams’ ability to make the most of this fantastic community space.
As part of the stimulus package the City will also immediately progress with $286,762 of capital projects to support local community groups.
We appreciate the devastating affect restrictions, put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, have had on our community groups and clubs and have already waived rental payments for community leaseholders for the next six months.
Under normal circumstances community groups would be required to contribute towards upgrades to access the City’s Community Capital Grant Funding. As part of the stimulus package, the City will now foot the entire bill for 20 projects due to be funded.
Upgrades such as the refurbishment of change room facilities at the Lightning Park Recreation Centre and installation of a shaded grandstand at the Bayswater Tennis Club are aimed at helping clubs navigate the current crisis and will allow us to employ local contractors and suppliers. It will also mean members will be able to enjoy upgraded facilities once restrictions are lifted.
- Bayswater Bowling Club - new external doors
- Bayswater Library - lift
- Works Depot - roof replacement
- Maylands Library - workroom upgrades
- Morley Noranda Sporting Complex - roof replacement
- Morley Scout Hall - new external doors and furniture
- Roxy Theatre - repaint
- Bedford Bowling Club - new footpaths
- Riverside Gardens - repaint toilet block
- Hinds Reserve Pavilion - external repaint
- Light Car Club - tiling
- Lower Hillcrest Clubrooms - new carpets
- Noranda Netball Centre - repaint
The stimulus package also brings forward $1.3 million worth of infrastructure projects including:
- $400,000 for new footpaths and maintenance of our existing ones
- $200,000 for road resurfacing, $400,000 for improvements to our parks
- $200,000 in town centre streetscape improvements,
- $100,000 for additional and replacement lighting in public spaces.
- Benara Road near Holden Drive
- Benara Road from McGilvray Avenue to Millerick Way
- Camboon Road from Widgee Road to Smeed Street
- Crimea Road near Walmsley Drive
- Alf Brooks Park
- Belstead Reserve
The community will directly benefit from $200,000 provided in the stimulus package to upgrade City facilities. The funds will go towards painting, replacing carpets and air conditioners at facilities.
The funds will enable us to put our local contractors to work in sprucing up some of the City’s facilities so they are all ready for the community to use once restrictions are lifted.
The City will also use $150,000 from the stimulus package to install renewable energy such as LEDS and solar panels across community facilities. This is in line with our renewable energy targets and will provide cost benefits in the longer term.