Plans for Gosnells Oval up for discussion

Plans for Gosnells Oval up for discussion

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The Gosnells Oval Master Plan is expected to deliver significant changes to the grandstand, the clubrooms, and the oval itself.

With help from the community, the City of Gosnells is looking forward to revamping one of the region’s biggest sporting facilities.

The city is giving all local residents the chance to provide feedback on the new draft Gosnells Oval Master Plan.

Two community information sessions will be held at the oval’s pavilion on Walter Street, on June 8 (10am-12pm) and 9 (4pm-7pm).

Those unable to make the in-person sessions can provide feedback via yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au, before 5pm on June 18.

The proposed master plan will deliver a refurbished grandstand, updated landscaping and parking, an upgraded playing surface, and a brand-new sports pavilion.

Early works will include the installation of new LED floodlights and new temporary additional changerooms.

The project, due to be developed in stages over a five-year period, is expected to cost more than $6 million overall.

“Gosnells Oval deserves to be revitalised to meet our community’s changing needs,” City of Gosnells mayor David Goode said.

“Community access to the oval is limited, while the Percy Garrett Pavilion is dated and lacks amenities for women.

“The drainage and irrigation need to be improved, and the heritage-listed RS Sampson Grandstand requires work to keep it structurally sound.

“The oval is in a key location…as more high-density housing is built near the train line, the importance and use of this space for community recreation will only increase.”

Gosnells Football and Sports Club inc. secretary Brian Pettitt said the master plan would serve the community well.

“Once completed, the development should be of great benefit to the community in general, with new passive and active recreation facilities installed in an area where they currently lack,” he said.

“The growth in female participation in football, both at senior and junior levels, is huge and the lack suitable facilities is a major issue…these plans will address that.

“Ideas have been sought from Gosnells Hawks FC members, and we continue to encourage their input.”

What are your thoughts on the master plan? Email your Letters to the Editor through to editor@examinernewspapers.com.au today.