Canning Vale Regional Sports Complex

Project Justification

The development of a sporting precinct in Canning Vale represents an opportunity to address a well-documented shortage of sporting and recreational space in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth.

A ‘needs assessment’ was undertaken in 2017 to assess the need for a regional sporting complex in Canning Vale. The analysis showed that the projected demographic changes likely to occur in the City over the next 20 years will result in a greater diversity of cultures and a gradually ageing community. The age profiling indicates that there would generally be a strong demand for club based activities for the increasing number of young families and young adults in addition to the need to access passive social activity space for the growing older demographic.

There is a specific need for new facilities to support soccer, AFL, rugby union/ rugby league, tee-ball and softball as well as indoor sporting infrastructure to service the growing demand for court hall space. Cycling infrastructure and a skate park/BMX facility/pump track is essential in securing a diverse range of activities and social interaction within the reserve.

A synthetic track and field athletics facility is required due to the likely loss of the existing facility at Ern Clark Reserve, due to the $70 million Canning City Centre project circa 2025.

Funding Breakdown

Earthworks, roads and drainage $25.12m
Synthetic track and field facility $2.5m
Pitches (sports) $10.57m
Building and construction $41.69m
Contingency (20%) $14.78m
Other fees (technical) $5.57m
TOTAL $114.74m

Project Benefits

The regional sports complex will service residents from the broader region, in particular those from the Cities of Canning, Gosnells, Armadale and Cockburn.

The project will alleviate the lack of active space in the growing population in the south eastern areas of the Perth metropolitan area; whilst delivering sustainable outcomes as overall benefits of the project.

Contact Details

City of Canning CEO, Arthur Kyron
Phone: 08 9231 0589
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