Percy Doyle Youth Facilities Take Another Step Forward


The provision of youth recreation facilities at Duncraig’s Percy Doyle Reserve has taken an important step forward after the Joondalup Council endorsed the recommended scope of works and progressed the project to a concept design stage.

The proposal includes a skate park (with bowl), BMX facilities, a multipurpose court, nature play elements, climbing frames, barbecue and picnic areas, spectator spaces, CCTV and lighting.

The preferred site for the infrastructure is the old tennis courts site on Ron Chamberlain Drive.

The estimated capital cost of the project is between $4.3 and $5.7 million, and the scope of works is consistent with similar, contemporary play and skate spaces delivered by other local governments across Perth, including the City of Stirling’s Bina Parkland, Briggs Park in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the City of Perth’s Wellington Square and Mills Park in the City of Gosnells.

The Council has agreed to list $200,000 for consideration in the City’s 2022/23 budget to fund the concept design.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said that many people will benefit from skate and BMX facilities for youth in the City’s southern suburbs.

“There are lots of young families in the Duncraig area, and more facilities for our youth is among the most important issues for local residents,” Mayor Jacob said.

“Percy Doyle Reserve provides the ideal location as the City’s premier sporting and recreation open space, and these facilities will help to fill a critical gap in skate facilities for young people in the southern suburbs, as identified in the City’s Outdoor Youth Recreation Strategy.

“Council’s decision will allow the City’s administration to develop a concept design, including conducting community consultation, and this will confirm the specific nature of facilities and the scope of works required at the site.

“The City will also explore the potential of grant funding to help contribute to capital costs of the project.”

Following the preparation of a concept and community consultation more detailed costings of the project will be undertaken.

The project will then be brought back to Council for a decision on whether to proceed and funding to be included in the five-year Capital Works Program.