City of Bayswater commits to $5m sports facilities upgrades

City of Bayswater commits to $5m sports facilities upgrades

MAJOR refurbishments of the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, Maylands Waterland and the Noranda netball courts have been fast-tracked as part of the City of Bayswater’s $5.09 million stimulus package.

The City of Bayswater has committed $600,000 towards design work for the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre redevelopment project.

This comes after the council agreed to consider contributing $3.5 million from reserve funds in March towards phase one of the project, which involved adding two basketball courts to support the development of junior basketball in early 2021.

Phase two, subject to funding, will include seating for at least 300 spectators, more toilets and change rooms.

Rugby pitches and the play spaces outside the centre will be upgraded as part of a separate project.

The City will spend $200,000 on the design for the Maylands Waterland redevelopment.

Officers are working with Josh Burns and Associates to survey the site and finalise the concept plan approved by the council.

The plan includes a play pool less than 300mm in depth, a water splash pad, community picnic area, accessible public toilets and changing rooms, a pop-up catering area, a new main pool and play equipment.

Approvals and costings are expected to be released in late 2020 and stage one of the Waterland redevelopment is expected to be completed in October 2021.

The City has also allocated an extra $850,000 to redevelop the Noranda netball courts, boosting the total funding to $1.35 million.

The City has been working with Noranda Netball Association to schedule works to start after the winter netball season finishes in October.

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Mayor Dan Bull said plans for the netball courts included stripping and reconstructing the sub-surfaces of the 16 courts and top-coating to ensure safe 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,” he said.