Friday, 27 August 2021

Council gives green light for Rosalie Park upgrades

Rosalie Park is set to get a lighting upgrade and a new mixed-use sporting area, after Council gave the projects the green light at this week’s meeting.

Existing lighting at the popular playing fields does not currently meet Australian Standards and when the City previously consulted with the Rosalie Park User Group, they identified existing lighting did not meet the needs of the group and their members.

Community consultation was undertaken on the proposed design in July and August of last year with 100 per cent of respondents in support of the upgrade.

In December 2020, a City submission to the State Government for a grant to partially fund the project was successful.
The new mixed-use sporting area is part of the City’s fast tracked capital works program for 2020/21 to help stimulate the local economy, and means the community will soon be able to play basketball, cricket, tennis, netball, lacrosse and ping pong at Rosalie.

The space – which was designed with extensive community consultation – will also include a garden alongside a number of courts and facilities for different sports.

The mixed-use sporting area will take the place of the old and unsafe cricket nets and scoreboard which were demolished last year.

Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the upgrades were much needed.
“Rosalie Park is a much loved and well-used park in our community,” she said.

“The new mixed-use sporting area will add to the amenity of the park, and the new LED lighting will give clubs more training options and the ability to host night games, optimising the use of our community facilities and increasing safety for all.”

Both these upcoming projects will not only bring infrastructure at Rosalie Park up-to-date but also bring social and health benefits to the local community.
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