The City officially opened two new projects at Rosalie Park this week – a new mixed-use sporting area and new floodlighting.
Council gave the two projects the green light late last year with the sporting area part of the City’s fast tracked capital works program to help stimulate the local economy.
The new space means the community can now play basketball, cricket, tennis, netball and ping pong at Rosalie, as well as plant and pick fresh produce from the community garden beds.
It was designed with extensive community consultation and has been well received already, especially by the local school students who have been using it before and after school.
The new floodlights now meet Australian Standards, add to the amenity of the park and give the clubs more training options, optimising the use of the park and increasing safety for all.
Previous community consultation on the floodlights showed 100 per cent of respondents were in favour of the upgrade.
The State Government partially funded the floodlighting through a grant.
Mayor David McMullen said the lighting upgrades and new mixed use space at Rosalie would benefit a range of users and be well received.
“It’s been fantastic to begin to hear all the positive feedback from clubs and the wider community on the upgrades and the new mixed use space at Rosalie,” he said.
“The lights bring the infrastructure at Rosalie Park into line with the sporting clubs' night time needs, while the mixed use space offers social and health benefits to our local community who don't necessarily all use Rosalie for competitive organised sports.
“I encourage you to come and make use of these great new facilities."