Budget includes some money for Butler

The 2018-19 City of Wanneroo Budget also includes $400,000 for a passive park at Picnic Cove in Yanchep. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE City of Wanneroo has allocated funding to progress the Butler North District Open Space as well as for a park at Picnic Cove and to finish water and wastewater services in part of the Neerabup industrial area.

Another north coast ward project highlighted in the 2018-19 Budget is the $1.45 million parks asset renewal program, which will involve the replacement of existing infrastructure including playground equipment, rubber softfall, shade sails, barbeques and sporting facilities in some of the city’s parks.

The north coast ward parks on the list are Eastwall Park in Butler, Charnwood Park in Two Rocks, the Jindalee Beachside Foreshore Park in Jindalee, Yanchep Community Centre in Yanchep, Doncaster Park in Butler and Leisure Park in Yanchep.

The city has allocated $4m this financial year towards the Butler North District Open Space, which will be located on Halesworth Pde.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the new complex would include two senior size floodlit sporting fields, two sports amenities buildings and carpark, cycling and pedestrian path networks, dual beach volleyball-jump pits, cricket nets, eight hardcourts, a playground, barbecues, shelters and drink fountains.

Cr Roberts said the total cost of the project was $21.2m and that the Department of Education, Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries and developers would contribute the rest of the funds for the project.

She said the expected date of completion was late 2020.

Development of a passive park at Picnic Cove will cost the city $400,000.

The idea behind the recreational area is to provide an accessible park for the local community, providing longer stay options rather than solely relying on the beach itself.

The project will include the construction of a footpath, look-out, sheltered picnic table and sitting walls and the installation of barbecues, lawn, trees and plants.

In April the city’s website said the project was expected to be completed in September and that the availability of a power supply had been confirmed and drilling, bore and electrical contractors appointed.

The 2018-19 Budget includes $1.6 million to complete water and wastewater services in the older part of the Neerabup industrial estate (stage 1b).

Cr Roberts said the budget focused on providing accessible resources, facilities and services for residents, promoting active and healthy lifestyles and connecting local communities.

“The council has worked diligently to provide a meaningful budget for our community, whilst ensuring that any cost increases are kept to an absolute minimum,” she said.

“We understand that many families are doing it tough in the current economic climate and we believe that the facilities and services offered by the city provide residents with as many opportunities as possible to enjoy their local community, while representing excellent value for money.’’