Beale Park Upgrades

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Consultation has concluded

Background

Beale Park is the City of Cockburn's premier soccer facility. As an active sporting reserve, it plays an important role in attracting and growing community sport. It also provides open space for locals to enjoy.

In 2018, community feedback was gathered to help shape the Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan and Western Suburbs Sporting Precinct Study. As a result, the following sporting upgrades were identified as priorities and incorporated into a high level draft master plan, which was approved by Council in 2018:

  • More car parking and improved access and egress
  • A new multi-purpose sporting and community facility
  • Re-orientation of sporting fields
  • Accessible toilets
  • Lighting upgrades to increase the area and times available for sport

The next step is to commence the concept design. To do so, we need your feedback to shape the new playground, public artwork and other park furniture that is important to your visit to Beale Park.

Drop-In Session

Chat to the project team and have your say on play, art and infrastructure at our community drop-in session.

Discussion iconWhen: Wednesday 25 November 2020
Time: Drop by any time between 5pm and 7pm
Where: Beale Park, near the club room (corner Hamilton Road and Spearwood Avenue)


Have Your Say

Closes 4pm Monday 14 December 2020

Art IconArt
We are incorporating art into the project design. Share your preferred theme and inspiration with us.
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Park IconPlay
The playground amenities are being upgraded as part of this project. Let us know which play experiences you and your family enjoy.
Click here
Infrastructure IconPark Furniture and Infrastructure
Which infrastructure is important to your visit to Beale Park? Tell us your priorities.
Click here
Comments iconOther
Do you have any other feedback you would like to be considered as part of the Beale Park project?
Click here

Background

Beale Park is the City of Cockburn's premier soccer facility. As an active sporting reserve, it plays an important role in attracting and growing community sport. It also provides open space for locals to enjoy.

In 2018, community feedback was gathered to help shape the Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan and Western Suburbs Sporting Precinct Study. As a result, the following sporting upgrades were identified as priorities and incorporated into a high level draft master plan, which was approved by Council in 2018:

  • More car parking and improved access and egress
  • A new multi-purpose sporting and community facility
  • Re-orientation of sporting fields
  • Accessible toilets
  • Lighting upgrades to increase the area and times available for sport

The next step is to commence the concept design. To do so, we need your feedback to shape the new playground, public artwork and other park furniture that is important to your visit to Beale Park.

Drop-In Session

Chat to the project team and have your say on play, art and infrastructure at our community drop-in session.

Discussion iconWhen: Wednesday 25 November 2020
Time: Drop by any time between 5pm and 7pm
Where: Beale Park, near the club room (corner Hamilton Road and Spearwood Avenue)


Have Your Say

Closes 4pm Monday 14 December 2020

Art IconArt
We are incorporating art into the project design. Share your preferred theme and inspiration with us.
Click here
Park IconPlay
The playground amenities are being upgraded as part of this project. Let us know which play experiences you and your family enjoy.
Click here
Infrastructure IconPark Furniture and Infrastructure
Which infrastructure is important to your visit to Beale Park? Tell us your priorities.
Click here
Comments iconOther
Do you have any other feedback you would like to be considered as part of the Beale Park project?
Click here
Consultation has concluded
  • Project Update: January 2021

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    Thank you for your input on the Beale Park project

    Thank you for having your say and helping to shape the future of Beale Park. Over 300 people visited the project page and comments were received from over 50 people, mostly from the Spearwood or wider City of Cockburn area.

    Following Council's 2018 approval of a high level master plan for the sporting grounds and clubroom building, we asked for your help in shaping the new playground, public artwork and ancillary infrastructure that will form part of the upgraded Beale Park.

    What Our Community Said

    • Locals value Beale Park as a space to exercise, walk their dog, and visit the playground. Some respondents have noticed potential Carnaby's Cockatoo roosting sites, and these are also highly valued.
    • Nature themed artwork is preferred, potentially featuring local flora and fauna. Ideas included artwork that is interactive for children, or that is incorporated into the design of buildings and assets.
    • It is important that play spaces are shaded, accessible, have seating and are close to residents, drink fountains and toilets. Comments also highlighted a desire for playground fencing.
    • Play spaces for young children were of particular interest, with swinging, jumping, climbing and sliding among the activities most enjoyed. Nature themed playgrounds are preferred, with equipment such as flying foxes, swings, monkey bars and ninja ropes.
    • Drink fountains, shade, BBQs and picnic tables are elements important to the way visitors spend time at Beale Park.
    • As Cockburn's premier soccer facility, Beale Park attracts a lot of locals and visitors. Improved parking and traffic management are important considerations.
    • Whilst outside of the scope of this project, dog management is an important matter to some. However, there are contrasting thoughts on how this should be done. Dog management is to be undertaken in accordance with the City's Animal Management Plan 2020-2025.

    Next Steps

    Carnaby's Cockatoos are an endangered species and confirmed roosting sites must be managed in compliance with relevant legislation. The City takes its environmental responsibility seriously and is engaging an external consultant to further investigate potential roost sites within the project footprint. This assessment is expected to be undertaken in first quarter 2021.

    Pending the outcomes of this assessment, it is envisaged that a concept design will be produced, considering feedback received during the consultation periods. A Community Reference Group including representatives from key stakeholder groups will likely be established at a later stage to assist with a detailed design of the clubroom and sporting amenities.

    Updates will be available at comment.cockburn.wa.gov.au/BealePark as this project progresses. Thanks again for helping to shape this project.