Where in Aubin Grove would a skate park be located?

    There are two potential sites in Aubin Grove that could accommodate a skate park – Radiata Park or Aubin Grove Oval. 

    There are many factors that need to be considered when determining a suitable location for an amenity like this, such as distance from properties, accessibility, layout, site gradients, shared use agreements, access, natural surveillance and more. 

    Based on all of the considerations, Radiata Park and Aubin Grove Oval are both considered suitable. Other open spaces in Aubin Grove are not considered suitable for a skate park due to size, proximity and amenities. 

    What are the opportunities and challenges for a skate park at Radiata Park?

    Opportunities:

    • Meets the City’s Public Open Space strategy requirements for improvement opportunities 
    • Large enough for a range of leisure, social and recreational pursuits 
    • Relatively central to the suburb (attracts community members within an 800m radius or 10 minute walk)
    • The skate park can be positioned to achieve a minimum 50m distance from surrounding properties
    • Existing facilities (playground, shelter, seats, BBQ, drinking fountain, passive park lighting, and exercise equipment). 
    • Car bays to perimeter of park
    • Good passive surveillance
    • 200m to bus stop
    • Lighting to footpath and social spaces
    • Site lends itself to create a unique plaza style skate park experience 

    Potential Challenges:

    • No toilet 
    • Limited parking
    • 200m to bus stop

    What are the opportunities and challenges for a skate park at Aubin Grove Oval?

    Opportunities:

    • The space supports various sports 
    • Is classified as District Open Space (attracts community members within 2km drive)
    • Relatively central to the suburb 
    • Next to Aubin Grove Primary School
    • Next to a community building 
    • Existing lighting from oval
    • Option A allows the skate park to be positioned to achieve a minimum 50m distance from surrounding properties
    • Existing carpark
    • Existing facilities (playground)
    • Site lends itself to a single layer skate park design (as the site is relatively flat)

    Challenges: 

    • Risk of a scaled down version of a skate park due to site constraints that potentially won’t deliver a satisfactory skate experience
    • Next to Aubin Grove Primary School
    • Limited passive surveillance
    • Additional infrastructure required (drinking fountain, BBQ, etc.)
    •  300m to bus stop

    What is the available budget for a skate park?

    $500,000

    What else can the funding be used for, if a skate park is not supported?

    If this consultation identifies that a skate park in Radiata Park in Aubin Grove is not  supported by the community, a revised submission will need to be generated for consideration and approval by the WAPC. 

    Acceptable expenditure of this type of funding is guided by the Planning and Development Act 2005. Under this Act, acceptable uses include:

    • Clearing and earthworks
    • Grass, landscaping & reticulation
    • Seating / Shelter / spectator cover
    • Toilets and change rooms
    • Play equipment
    • Playground Shade Sail
    • BBQs
    • Gym Equipment
    • Basketball Half courts
    • Pathways and walk trails
    • Fencing
    • Car parking
    • Signs relating to recreation pursuits
    • Lighting


    Originally, funding for the skate park to be located Aubin Grove was identified in the Public Open Space Cash-In-Lieu Expenditure plan (June 2018-Dec 2020). The expenditure plan provides a strategic approach to the expenditure of funds received through Cash-In-Lieu contributions in accordance with Planning and Development Act 2005. Cash-In-Lieu funds are received by a land developer in lieu of ceding public open space (POS) land to the City when a suburb has reached the minimum (10%) of POS and there is an adequate distribution of POS. 

    The expenditure of funds can only be allocated within the specific POS suburb reserve in which the contributions have been received and can only be expended on specific infrastructure that will predominately ensure the functionality and useability of the park is increased for the betterment of the community. 

    This plan was prepared by the City and presented to the community for comment via, Comment on Cockburn. At the conclusion of this consultation process, the document was submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consideration and approval by the Minster.

    The proposed skate park was identified for construction in the Radiata Park within the Aubin Grove POS Reserve account along with other initiatives in various parks. The construction of a skate park in Aubin Grove was also supported through the Community Sports, Recreation and Facilities Plan which identified the need for additional skate parks throughout the City to meet the needs of the future population.

    The below table is an extract from the CIL Expenditure Plan and shows the proposed expenditure for the suburb of Aubin Grove.

    Map ref.

    Location

    Reserve No

    Description

    Amount

    A

    Radiata Park

    48534

    1. Skate park
    2. Seating
    3. Toilet Facility

    $610,000.00

    B

    Princeton Park

    49085

    1. Playground shade sail
    2. Playground equipment for young children
    3. Park sign
    4. BBQ
    5. Shelter with seating & connecting paths

    $105,000.00

    C

    Bologna Park

    49770

    Playground shade sail 

    $25,000.00

    D

    Colorado Park

    50600

    1. Playground shade Sail
    2. BBQ

    $45,000.00

    E

    Observatory Park

    49020

    Playground shade sail

    $25,000.00

    F

    Tangle Park

    48473

    Exercise Equipment

    $35,000.00

    TOTAL

    $845,00.00


    What will happen next?

    Should the community support a skate park, we’ll need your help to design it. You can keep up to date by registering to comment.cockburn.wa.gov.au and following this project.  

    Should a skate park not be supported, a revised submission will need to be generated from the feedback obtained through this survey, presented to Council and subsequent approval form the WAPC. The submission will need to be directly related to the parks in Aubin Grove and comply with the Public Open Space Cash-In-Lieu expenditure conditions. 

    What is the the Public Open Space Cash-In-Lieu Expenditure plan (June 2018-Dec 2020)?

    The expenditure plan provides a strategic approach to the expenditure of funds received through Cash-In-Lieu contributions in accordance with Planning and Development Act 2005. Cash-In-Lieu funds are received by a land developer in lieu of ceding public open space (POS) land to the City when a suburb has reached the minimum (10%) of POS and there is an adequate distribution of POS. 

    The expenditure of funds can only be allocated within the specific POS suburb reserve in which the contributions have been received and can only be expended on specific infrastructure that will predominately ensure the functionality and useability of the park is increased for the betterment of the community.