George Burnett Recreation Precinct

The George Burnett Recreation Precinct is located off Manning Road in Karawara. The area is Crown land vested in the City of South Perth for Community, Parks and Recreation, with a power to lease and or sub lease.

The precinct covers approximately 24 hectares and is bordered by Manning Road to the south, Goss Avenue to the west and Gillon Street to the north and east. It caters for a variety of both structured and unstructured sports and community recreation activities, including the George Burnett Leisure Centre, South Perth Rugby League Club and Goss Avenue Bushland.

The site includes:

  • A wetland in the south-eastern section of the site which also provides a compensating basin for storm water. The area is accessible to the public with pathways and boardwalk facilities
  • The rugby playing fields are provided in a dedicated fenced area adjacent to the Goss Avenue bush area. It includes a clubhouse facility and bitumen access road running parallel to and adjacent to the bushland. The playing field also includes a synthetic cricket wicket and cricket nets to the north
  • A skateboard facility and bicycle track are located on the eastern half of the park
  • A vacant library building, having relocated to Manning Community Centre in 2017
  • The George Burnett Leisure Centre, located with direct access off Manning Road.

Masterplanning process

The City is developing a masterplan for the George Burnett Recreation Precinct to define what is important about the Precinct and how its character and quality can be conserved, improved and enhanced. 

The project will deliver: 

  • A high level concept plan for the precinct
  • Funding models (including external opportunities) and corporate priorities
  • Suitable accommodation options for the South Perth Bridge Club
  • Recommendations and options to enhance Manning Skate-park
  • Recommendations and options for current and future uses of the playing fields
  • Recommended options and/or future uses of the former Manning Library 
  • Recommendations and options for alternative use of the passive space.

The draft recommendations are expected in late 2018.