AK Reserve redevelopment
Creating new sporting facilities at AK Reserve to complement the proposed high quality residential development at the Perry Lakes Stadium site.
On 1 December 2005, State Parliament passed the Perry Lakes Redevelopment Bill 2005, transferring responsibility for the Perry Lakes and AK Reserve redevelopment to the State Government. The land was formally resumed on 3 February 2006.
Under the legislation, the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Housing and Works will be responsible for building the facilities on AK Reserve and adjacent land. Once the sporting groups are relocated, LandCorp will develop the residential land on the current Perry Lakes stadium site.
Built for the 1962 Commonwealth Games, the ageing sporting facilities at Perry Lakes Stadium will be replaced with:
- a tailored athletics stadium with a 2000 seat grandstand and grassed banking for up to 10,000 spectators, office accommodation for Athletics WA and the capacity to stage state and national level events;
- a basketball facility with eight courts and office space for local clubs and Basketball WA and
- rugby playing facilities with a grandstand, office accommodation for Rugby WA and training facilities for the Western Force team.
The new sporting facilities are expected to be completed in 2008, with the residential development starting later in the same year.
A community survey to ascertain views on each of the key components of the project was conducted in June 2006.
AK Reserve redevelopment plan
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has approved the
AK Reserve Redevelopment Plan in accordance with Section 26 of the
Perry Lakes Redevelopment Act (2005). The Redevelopment Plan was
amended following a 60-day public comment period. Development
Applications for the sporting facilities will be submitted to the WAPC
for a 42-day period.
The Redevelopment Plan describes the planning for proposed basketball, athletics and rugby facilities at AK Reserve and adjacent lands and how these facilities may form part of a wider sports precinct in the Town of Cambridge and City of Nedlands.
The Redevelopment Plan is available for public inspection at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville, WA.