What is the Stirk Park Master Plan (SPMP)?
In 2017, the City of Kalamunda undertook a master plan for Stirk Park. The master plan is important in identifying the needs of the community and assisting in coordinating the future development of community, sporting and recreational infrastructure at the site into the future.
This project was the subject of extensive community consultation with more than 800 contributors.
In July 2018, Council amended the adopted Stirk Park Master Plan to replace the Canning Road skate park with a new skate park at Stirk Park in lieu of a BMX pump track. Council further endorsed undertaking detailed designs for stage one priorities including: New playground, youth precinct, improved pathways and a skate park. For further information on the SPMP, please visit the City’s website: https://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/recreation-tourism/sports-recreation/leisure-planning
Why are we undertaking consultation for the design of the Kalamunda Skate Park?
The City’s primary objective is to allow the community to Co-design the new skate park. We want to hear from you. City of Kalamunda recognises the importance of engaging with the community, particularly our local youth on projects such as skate parks. The City previously undertook a similar consultation and design process for the development of the Forrestfield Skate Park, which won an industry award for community engagement. This consultation provides an opportunity for the community to have their say during the design process, which will help create a sense of ownership for the community.
Who is undertaking the consultation and design of the Kalamunda Skate Park project?
The City of Kalamunda has appointed Skate Sculpture to undertake the community consultation and concept design process. Skate Sculpture was founded by Perth based skateboarders Tim Yuen and Mat de Koning. They are specialist skate park design consultants who are closely connected with the Western Australian and Kalamunda skateboarding community. Skate Sculpture pride themselves in creating innovative skate facilities that are on the cutting edge of modern skate park design.
Skate Sculpture have a strong history of delivering amazing skate parks. This includes our own Forrestfield Skate Park, for which they required an industry award. Mat De Koning familiar with the Kalamunda community having grown up in the area. For more information and to have a look at their other amazing skate park designs, head on over to their website: https://www.skatesculpture.com.au
What will occur following the online design collaboration engagement?
Upon conclusion of the online co-design engagement process, Skate Sculpture will develop a concept design and costings for the new Kalamunda Skate Park. This is anticipated to be completed by mid-2020. The final concept design and costings will be presented to Council for further consideration.
When will the new Kalamunda Skate Park be built?
As with other major City projects and reserve master plans, the building of the new Kalamunda Skate Park will be subject to the City securing significant external funding opportunities and / or securing of grant funding opportunities. The City will continue to develop advocacy campaigns to attract external funding opportunities for this project and other stage one priorities.
What is happening with the playground?
The City ran a co-design workshop with the Town Team Movement and local youth in late 2019, in addition to visiting local schools and the Night Markets. Architects are now finalising the skate park playground design based on the designs that were developed. The design of both the Playground and the Skate park are expected to be announced in June mid-2020.
How do I get involved?
Visit our online design collaboration platform at: https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kalamunda-skate-park-co-design
Online we have created several different ways for you to design the Kalamunda Skate Park including:
• A design survey, where you can pick your top skate features / design elements.
• A sketch submission, where you can draw and send in your own skate park.
• An interactive brainstorming forum, where you can sticky note your own ideas and view others.
How can I provide feedback?
The City encourages you to provide your feedback via our online platform Engage Kalamunda: https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kalamunda-skate-park-co-design. Alternatively, you can download the engagement materials including survey and sketch submissions and return them to the City via the following methods:
Post to: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
In person: Drop off at the City’s Administration building front entry letter box, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, WA 6076
Where can I get more information?
For more information, contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also keep you informed through website and social media updates.