Share your ideas for our proposed Recreation and Aquatic Facility

Media Release 27 February 2019

Imagine a modern and innovative regional recreation, aquatic and leisure complex right here in the City of South Perth, servicing our community and beyond. 

What would you like to see in this complex? What features, amenities or facilities would you want it to have? What difference would it make to your life? 

The City is inviting you to share your ideas for the proposed Recreation and Aquatic Facility (RAF). Simply visit Your Say South Perth to have your say and vote for your favourite suggestions.

The RAF feasibility project was initiated in recognition of the strong community desire for an aquatic centre and the lack of indoor sporting facilities in the City along with the need to determine the ongoing viability and long term use of George Burnett Leisure Centre (GBLC), Collier Park Golf Course and Richardson Reserve.

A central and highly accessible location that has links to a large population base is essential for the viability of the facility and using existing City assets would reduce both the economic and environmental costs.

A number of possible sites were identified and shortlisting was based on the following criteria:

  • available building footprint
  • integration opportunities with existing City owned facilities
  • funding partner opportunities
  • good road access
  • space for parking

Further review of these shortlisted sites identified two that appear to be the most feasible:

  • Collier Park Golf Course
  • George Burnett Leisure Centre

For the purpose of attracting Federal Government support, the Collier Park Golf Course (north of the existing club house) is being further investigated with preliminary feasibility studies indicating this as the most financially viable location. Collier Park Golf Course is owned by the City and its facilities are currently under review.

The location is close to major transport links including the new Curtin central bus station and it provides a catchment with a population that is forecast to grow by 52% by 2041.

The area has a unique mix of education, innovation, technology and research activities which provide a number of partnership opportunities.

Potential funding partners are currently being identified. Preliminary discussions with Federal and State Government, state sporting bodies and local clubs and schools have been positive with high levels of support indicated.

The City will continue to work on the feasibility/business case which is intended to be presented to Council in June 2019.
As the feasibility review progresses the City’s website is being updated regularly.
To have your say and share your ideas visit, Your Say South Perth.

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