Let your voice be heard on BMX, Skate and Youth outdoor recreation facilities

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Joondalup residents can now have their say on the type of BMX, skate and youth outdoor recreation facilities and infrastructure they would like to see within the City of Joondalup.

A three-week public consultation period will allow members of the community to contribute their ideas towards the City’s draft Joondalup BMX, Skate and Youth Outdoor Recreation Strategy.

In addition, two workshops will be held on Thursday 14 June at City of Joondalup Reception Centre, 4.00pm – 6.00pm (youth users) and 7.00pm – 9.00pm (general public).

Earlier this year the City appointed Convic to develop the strategy in conjunction with undertaking desktop demographic analysis and conducting community engagement to ensure a strategic approach to the planning and development of future BMX, skate and youth outdoor recreation facilities and infrastructure is achieved.

The City currently manages two skate parks – Mirror Park Skate Park in Ocean Reef, which opened in 2013, and Kinross Skate Park at McNaughton Park, which opened in 2001. There are eight BMX tracks in the City.

However, given the growth in popularity of activities such as BMX and skate in recent years, there has been rising pressure on local governments across Perth to provide infrastructure that caters for this increased demand.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said once finalised, the strategy would effectively plan, manage and maintain facilities that match the expressed needs of the community for generations to come.

“The consultation aims to explore motivators and barriers for participation and seeks input into the key drivers for scale, type and location of facilities,” Mayor Jacob said.

“According to the latest figures, about 25 per cent of the City’s population is aged 19 and under and we are seeking to improve our understanding of how young people recreate within the City of Joondalup.

“Feedback will help inform the City’s programs, services and infrastructure related to BMX, skate and outdoor recreation activities into the future.”

The consultation results will be collated and the City will prepare a report for Council on the outcomes of engagement. The outcomes will also be made available via the “Community Engagement” section of the City’s website. The public consultation period runs Monday 11 June – Monday 2 July. An online comment form will be available at joondalup.wa.gov.au

To RSVP for the workshops or for more information contact the Youth Services team on 9400 4225 or email.