The City has budgeted for 199 engineering projects under the City's annual Capital Works Program and maintenance programs for 2021/2022.
The delivery of infrastructure has $29.9 million set aside for the development of community parks, facilities and providing a safe road network to increase City amenity and to provide for future City growth.
The latest news and information about the City’s roads and parks projects can be found on yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au
The following projects are highlighted for prioritisation, with funding sourced from a combination of grants and municipal funds.
Sports fans will be excited to hear the City is planning for the future of one of our largest sports reserves, Sutherlands Park. In the coming year, the City will consult the community about what facilities and upgrades are needed on the site. Endorsement of the Sutherlands Park Master Plan would see the City’s largest financial investment in sport and recreation in its history. The 30-hectare site is already home to a synthetic hockey ground, indoor cricket training facility, seven sports reserves, five pavilions, a clubhouse, a community centre, two playgrounds and a Bush Forever environment site.
When the grandstand was built in 1959 for £6,000, it was described in The West Australian as the most modern in the outer metropolitan area. Since then spectators have watched football, athletics races and the like. Now, we’re planning an upgrade of the facilities around it, with proposals for a new All Abilities playground, clubrooms, parking, fencing and a splash pad for children.
Waste to Energy
Eight local governments, including the City of Gosnells, have agreed to supply more than 300,000 tonnes of waste each year to a new waste-to-energy plant in Kwinana. The plant will receive your household waste that would otherwise have been sent to landfill. When commissioned next year, the plant operated by Avertas Energy will provide a practical solution to two big community challenges - disposing of significant quantities of household rubbish, and providing additional secure and uninterrupted renewable energy. Avertas Energy will use world-class technologies to process 400,000 tonnes per year of household waste, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and delivering 36MW of baseload electricity to the grid. These outcomes are the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads and powering 50,000 Perth households every year.
Town Centre Redevelopment
If you haven’t visited Gosnells town centre recently, you may be surprised to hear that $25 million has been invested over the past decade to revitalise the riverfront area. See the artwork, read about the history and visit the Knowledge Centre in the Agonis building. Upcoming projects include traffic management improvements in Main Street and Federation Parade, as well as improved lighting in Albany Highway.
New Library at Mills Park
By Christmas, a new library will open downstairs at the Mills Park Centre in Beckenham, overlooking the playground and skate plaza and next to the café. Construction work starts soon to fit out the new library, which will have a welcoming, modern feel with separate areas for young and adult visitors.
Mary Carroll Park
Upgrades this year include a new pedestrian bridge to provide a circular loop into the wetlands, a new all abilities playground and new toilets near Eudoria Street. This protected bird sanctuary is within walking distance of the Gosnells town centre.
All Abilities Playgrounds
Ten new playgrounds? Yes, we’ve already built four new All Abilities playgrounds at Tom Bateman, Harmony Fields, Langford and Thornlie Park. Next in line are Mary Carroll Park, Orange Grove Oval, Sutherlands Park, Walter Padbury Park, Bracadale Park and an upgrade to the existing Mills Park playground.
Have Your Say
To have your say on current projects, visit Your Say Gosnells.