Armadale Regional Recreational Reserve

Project Justification

The City of Armadale has experienced rapid population growth in the last 10 years, with growth expected to continue. Projected demographics confirm that the South East metropolitan region will continue to attract young working class families, many of them first homebuyers. With rapid population growth comes greater demand for active recreation facilities.  It is important that this new generation of families have at least an equivalent level of access to quality sport and recreation opportunities as those provided in the past.

A recent needs assessment undertaken in June 2016 confirms a chronic undersupply of open space for sporting, recreational and leisure activities in outer metropolitan greenfields areas, and in particular for regional level sporting and recreational facilities.  While some funding is available for local and district level facilities through State Government agencies and developer contributions there is practically no funding available for regional level facilities.

The City of Armadale has completed a number of research studies into active reserve and open space needs of the community and has identified an existing shortfall. Projected population growth would result in an even greater shortfall, particularly in the new residential development areas of North Forrestdale, Hilbert and Haynes where new sporting groups are anticipated.

Funding Breakdown

Not available

Project Benefits

The regional catchment of the Armadale Regional Recreation Reserve will take in the local government areas of Cockburn, Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale, as well as the City of Armadale.  It will also service all the suburbs of Armadale east to the Darling Range, north to Gosnells and Southern River, west to Cockburn, south to Byford and takes in the rapidly growing suburbs of Piara Waters, Harrisdale, Hilbert and Haynes.

The reserve will be designed as a multipurpose facility, accommodating a variety of sports including AFL, soccer, cricket, rugby and baseball/t-ball. The facilities will also accommodate those involved in mountain biking, walking and cycling. In addition to the playing fields, other amenities such as a community recreation centre, with a men’s shed, community garden and barbeque areas are proposed.

The infrastructure will also provide immediate and ongoing benefit to multiple community groups, meeting their needs for flexible community space, and improved sporting facilities including the ability to host a larger number of regional events.

How many jobs will it create?

  • Construction phase: 153 jobs in the local construction sector
  • Up to 828 jobs across the City of Armadale and the wider WA economy.
  • Ongoing: TBC

Contact Details

City of Armadale CEO, Ray Tame
Phone: 08 9394 5101
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