A new place to play

A new place to play

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City of Gosnells staff and Member for Southern River Terry Healy turn the sod at the Youth Entertainment Space set to be complete by July 2025

Local youngsters will soon have an entertainment space to call their own.

Work has started on developing the Youth Entertainment Space (YES) at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale.

The $6.5 million plaza will be a vital recreational amenity for local youth in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs, who were consulted widely during the project’s design phase.

When complete, the YES will include: split level skating plaza with rails and banks; shallow skate bowl perfect for all skill levels; sealed pump track for BMX and mountain bikes or scooters; urban play area incorporating a social hangout zone with social swings and platformed seating; and a rebound wall and multi-purpose area to play games such as futsal and basketball.

In a first for Perth, the entire plaza will be covered by a shelter, and feature LED lighting and a projector screen.

Splashes of yellow, orange and purple will make the space a bright and inviting attraction.

The project, which includes $2 million from the WA Government and $4.5 million from the City of Gosnells, is expected to be complete in the first half of 2025.

“The Youth Entertainment Space at Sutherlands Park has been carefully designed to give local young people engaging and attractive spaces to spend time, exercise and make quality connections with others in the community,” Gosnells mayor Terresa Lynes said.

“Sutherlands Park is in a major growth corridor, with the population of the area, including many families, expected to increase rapidly in the coming years.

“YES will be a real asset to younger members of our community and is a key component of the Sutherlands Park redevelopment, which will create a one-stop recreational hub for the whole community.”

Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley said once complete, this first-of-its-kind youth plaza would be an amazing place for children and families to enjoy.

“It’s been many years in the making, including extensive community consultation with young people in the area, to make sure we came up with an exceptional design,” she said.

“I’d like to thank the City of Gosnells and Member for Southern River Terry Healy for spearheading this project and turning a wonderful idea into a reality that will enhance the lives of Perth’s south-eastern suburbs residents.”

Southern River MLA Terry Healy said he was thrilled that works have started at the Youth Plaza.

“Our growing area needs more facilities for young adults and children of all ages,” he said.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the City of Gosnells on this groundbreaking project and thank everyone involved, especially those who took part in the consultation and design phases.”

For more information, visit: https://yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au/sutherlandsyouth

The skate bowl features extensions, spines, and hips to create a
user-friendly bowl for all skill levels