Radiata Park Youth Space

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Background

In 2017, the City of Cockburn commenced the process of renewing the Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan (CSRFP).

The CSRFP notes that by 2026, the population is forecast to reach 144,310 and that an additional regional level skate park and another 4 district level skate parks will be required across Cockburn to meet the needs of young people. This Plan recommends these facilities should be evenly distributed across the City, including a new amenity in Aubin Grove. The proportion of young people in this area is rapidly growing:

  • By 2031, the largest increase in persons in Aubin Grove-Banjup (South) is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19
  • By 2031,15 to 19 year olds are expected to account for nearly 8% of the total persons

As part of the progress of this development, the City sought further feedback on this proposal and community preferences on use of cash-in-lieu funding.

What We Heard So Far

Phase 1 (May 2020):

The project page was visited 1,290 times. 290 people completed the survey and 21 people (who had not completed the survey) made a written submission.

  • Out of the viable locations, Radiata Park is the most popular choice of location for the cash-in-lieu funding to be invested
  • A key priority of the community is for safe, family-friendly open spaces that meet the needs of the community
  • There are a variety of ideas for the youth age group at Radiata Park that could be considered.
  • More community visioning and collaboration is needed to understand what would best suit Radiata Park.
  • Click here to read the visual summary.

Council considered feedback and a petition at the 10 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council voted to undertake further consultation with young people and the community through a series of visioning workshops.

Phase 2 (December 2020 to March 2021):

The visioning workshops were run by Ecoscape and involved input from over 130 young people and community representatives.

  • Shade, benches, BBQs and drink fountains were among the top five preferred infrastructure items.
  • Green open space and a family friendly place for everyone to come together were aspects highly valued by participants.
  • Skate parks, pump tracks and multicourts were the most desired elements among young people.
  • Obstacle courses, skate features and rock climbing were the most desired youth elements among the general community.
  • While these features are preferred, there are space and design constraints such as drainage. This limits the range and size of features that can be considered.
  • Any features should integrate with the existing area such that they maintain positive amenity and are not significantly disruptive to the current use of the space.
  • Possible features include a small pump track and skate element, bouldering, 3 on 3 basketball court and mini obstacles.
  • Click here to read the full summary.

Next Steps

Thank you for your input! Community feedback was presented to Council at the April 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting. A concept plan for a small youth facility at Radiata Park, considering the workshop feedback, will now be developed. Check back here for future updates.


Background

In 2017, the City of Cockburn commenced the process of renewing the Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan (CSRFP).

The CSRFP notes that by 2026, the population is forecast to reach 144,310 and that an additional regional level skate park and another 4 district level skate parks will be required across Cockburn to meet the needs of young people. This Plan recommends these facilities should be evenly distributed across the City, including a new amenity in Aubin Grove. The proportion of young people in this area is rapidly growing:

  • By 2031, the largest increase in persons in Aubin Grove-Banjup (South) is forecast to be in ages 15 to 19
  • By 2031,15 to 19 year olds are expected to account for nearly 8% of the total persons

As part of the progress of this development, the City sought further feedback on this proposal and community preferences on use of cash-in-lieu funding.

What We Heard So Far

Phase 1 (May 2020):

The project page was visited 1,290 times. 290 people completed the survey and 21 people (who had not completed the survey) made a written submission.

  • Out of the viable locations, Radiata Park is the most popular choice of location for the cash-in-lieu funding to be invested
  • A key priority of the community is for safe, family-friendly open spaces that meet the needs of the community
  • There are a variety of ideas for the youth age group at Radiata Park that could be considered.
  • More community visioning and collaboration is needed to understand what would best suit Radiata Park.
  • Click here to read the visual summary.

Council considered feedback and a petition at the 10 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council voted to undertake further consultation with young people and the community through a series of visioning workshops.

Phase 2 (December 2020 to March 2021):

The visioning workshops were run by Ecoscape and involved input from over 130 young people and community representatives.

  • Shade, benches, BBQs and drink fountains were among the top five preferred infrastructure items.
  • Green open space and a family friendly place for everyone to come together were aspects highly valued by participants.
  • Skate parks, pump tracks and multicourts were the most desired elements among young people.
  • Obstacle courses, skate features and rock climbing were the most desired youth elements among the general community.
  • While these features are preferred, there are space and design constraints such as drainage. This limits the range and size of features that can be considered.
  • Any features should integrate with the existing area such that they maintain positive amenity and are not significantly disruptive to the current use of the space.
  • Possible features include a small pump track and skate element, bouldering, 3 on 3 basketball court and mini obstacles.
  • Click here to read the full summary.

Next Steps

Thank you for your input! Community feedback was presented to Council at the April 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting. A concept plan for a small youth facility at Radiata Park, considering the workshop feedback, will now be developed. Check back here for future updates.