George Burnett Park and the area surrounding George Burnett Leisure Centre are undergoing many exciting upgrades in the upcoming months.
Notably, the area will be home to a Dôme cafe, a Pump Track and new shared use paths. It’s also set to become the homebase for community projects like the Public Health Working Group Project.
Bike riders, skateboarders and scooter riders of all ages will soon be able to enjoy a new contemporary Pump Track at George Burnett Park. The continuous track will be made up of rollers, jumps and berms that will loop back onto itself.
The Pump Track will be the perfect companion to other activities located in the park, including the Manning Skate Park and planned shared use pathway.
The project is predicted to be completed by June 2025.
Dôme cafe plan to refurbish the former Manning Library site on Manning Road for use as a new Community Centre and Dôme cafe.
A development application has been lodged with the Western Australian Planning Commission. The City has recommended support for the proposal – and the cafe is expected to open in mid-late 2024.
Shared Use Path
As part of the Canning Bridge to Curtin University Bike Link project, a new shared path for walking and riding will run parallel to Manning Road, from Goss Avenue to Gillon Street, where it will join the existing on-road bike lane on Walanna Drive. The path will run past the future Dôme site and behind the existing George Burnett Leisure Centre.
The path will be built in seven stages to ensure as little disruption to the Manning Farmers Markets as possible, with works expected to be completed in mid-2024. The works will include approximately 880 metres of new asphalt pathway, new kerb installation, drainage, reticulation modifications and minor shrub removal and relocation.
Public Health Working Group Project
The City’s Public Health Working Group, made up of elected members, health experts and City officers, will be working within the suburb of Karawara to carry out an audit of public open spaces and local movement networks.
Guided by the Healthy Active by Design
principles from the Heart Foundation of Australia, this project will be used to help improve accessibility, activate spaces and create a stronger, more connected local community.
Manning Farmers Markets
The Manning Markets will remain open during the construction period and City officers are working with the market operators to ensure disruption remains minimal.