The City of Mandurah has commissioned plans for $2.2million worth of skate parks to be built in the City’s growing north and south.
In the study, undertaken by Enlocus Consultancy, it’s recommended one of the parks would be built in Lakelands, another in Dawesville and extensions made to the current Falcon site.
The study will be presented to councillors at this week’s meeting with support for the project sought.
Under plans to construct all three parks by 2020, $1.13m would be allocated for the Lakelands site, almost $650,000 for the Dawesville site and almost $500,000 for the Falcon extension.
The study found youth (5-19 years) numbers in Lakelands and Dawesville would grow by an estimated 80% and 60% respectively over the next 10 years.
That’s compared to the City’s youth average of just 27%.
The plans identified Banksiadale Gate in Lakelands and Moora Close in Dawesville as the most suitable sites – but given the recent development of Ocean Road Active Reserve reducing available space, the Dawesville Community Centre in Florida is now viewed as the most appropriate site.
The Falcon Skate Park – already located on Flame Street – would get a resurface, expansion including a bowl section and street course, seating and shade areas and lighting to extend the hours of use.
Under the plans, to be put to Mandurah councillors for support this week, the Falcon upgrade would be complete by 2017/18, the Dawesville park by 2018/19 and Lakelands by 2019/20.
At the time of the study, it was not clear what the outcome of the Bill Bowler Skate Park would be given the new Mandurah Bridge plans.