Access and Parking Concept Plan: Ray Owen Reserve

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Consultation has concluded

The Master Plan for Ray Owen Reserve, including expansion of sporting buildings, ovals and car parks was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 22 February 2016. The staged development of the Car Park Concept Plan was endorsed for community consultation by Council at its Ordinary Meeting of Council held 26 February 2019.

Community members were invited to comment on the Concept Plan via a survey (available online and in hard copy) or by presenting a written submission during the survey open period. The City also undertook a presentation to the Ray Owen Reserve Management Committee.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

The survey was supported by a community drop-in information session at Lesmurdie Hall on 18 March 2019, with approximately 20 community members attending. An information session at Lesmurdie Primary School on Monday 25 March 2019 with approximately 12 community members attending. City staff were also invited to participate in an internal workshop to gauge feedback on the plan relative to their respective areas of responsibility.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of respondents lived in Lesmurdie, with most indicating they do not use the car park at all, while 60% of respondents rated the concept plan as 'average', ‘good’ or ‘very good’ whereas, 34% rated it as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ and 6% were unsure how to rate it.

Outcome

At the 24 September 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to endorse the Ray Owen Access and Parking Concept Plan and commence further studies on stormwater, drainage and traffic and will provide revised concept plans for Council consideration.

The Master Plan for Ray Owen Reserve, including expansion of sporting buildings, ovals and car parks was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 22 February 2016. The staged development of the Car Park Concept Plan was endorsed for community consultation by Council at its Ordinary Meeting of Council held 26 February 2019.

Community members were invited to comment on the Concept Plan via a survey (available online and in hard copy) or by presenting a written submission during the survey open period. The City also undertook a presentation to the Ray Owen Reserve Management Committee.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

The survey was supported by a community drop-in information session at Lesmurdie Hall on 18 March 2019, with approximately 20 community members attending. An information session at Lesmurdie Primary School on Monday 25 March 2019 with approximately 12 community members attending. City staff were also invited to participate in an internal workshop to gauge feedback on the plan relative to their respective areas of responsibility.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of respondents lived in Lesmurdie, with most indicating they do not use the car park at all, while 60% of respondents rated the concept plan as 'average', ‘good’ or ‘very good’ whereas, 34% rated it as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ and 6% were unsure how to rate it.

Outcome

At the 24 September 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to endorse the Ray Owen Access and Parking Concept Plan and commence further studies on stormwater, drainage and traffic and will provide revised concept plans for Council consideration.

Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    28 July, 2020

    Ray Owen Reserve is one of the City of Kalamunda’s premier sporting reserves, servicing a significant number of local sporting groups, community members and visitors. At peak, the Reserve sees over 9000 weekend visitors alone.

    The needs of our local sporting community are continuing to grow, and we’re making plans to grow with you.

    We’ve developed a Concept Plan for community consideration, designed to meet the ongoing parking and access needs of the Reserve’s users. The Concept Plan proposes four phases of upgrades, in line with presumed stages of growth in formalised sporting activity at the Reserve.

    The Concept Plan aims to balance the varying needs of user groups, visitors, surrounding residents and the wider community, within the space available.

    Key features of the Concept Plan include:

    • An additional 150 spaces, catering for cars, buses, disabled parking and longer bays (approximately 550 bays in total, with potential to add more bays under stage four of the plan)
    • 2 kiss-n-rides
    • Emergency vehicles zones
    • Turnaround areas
    • 2 new entry/egress roundabouts
    • Modifications to existing entry/egress points
    • Internal link roads to different parking areas
    • Footpaths and pram ramps
    • Lighting
    • Revegetation
    • Drainage considerations

    The four stages of the plan are as follows:

    Stage 1 (222 bays, 7 disabled bays, 5 drop off spaces):

    • Upgrade and expansion of the existing formalised parking east of the Ray Owen Sports Centre
    • Construction of a turnaround area, including emergency vehicle zone and kiss-n-ride facility which can accommodate up to five cars for drop off/pick up arrangement

    Stage 2 (129 bays, 7 disabled bays, 4 bus bays, 5 drop off spaces):

    • Upgrade and expansion of the existing formalised parking west of the Ray Owen Sports Centre (north of the car park entry)
    • Removal of the existing traffic blister island located on Gladys Road
    • Construction of new roundabout entry/exit to the Reserve at Gladys Road, which can accommodate five cars for drop off/pick up arrangements
    • Construction of a link road between parking areas either side of the Ray Owen Centre

    Stage 3 (154 bays, 6 disabled bays, 8 car/van/trailer bays, 4 bus bays):

    • Upgrade and expansion of the existing formalised parking to the west of the Ray Owen Sports Centre (south of the car park entry)
    • Closure of Grove Road entry/exit
    • Construction of new roundabout at the Sanderson Road/Gilroy Way intersection
    • Upgrade of internal road connecting to parking area east of the Ray Owen Sports Centre, including four bus bays

    Stage 4 (TBC):

    • Car parking expansion subject to outcome of proposed sports oval expansion plans which are in development stage

    The Plan has been designed to fit around the envisaged upgrades to the surrounding facilities and buildings, and as such may be subject to change as these come to fruition.

    A copy of the Concept Plan can be found in the Document Library section of this page.

    We are seeking your feedback on the Concept Plan – please view the plan and share your feedback with us by completing the survey below before 5pm on 11 April 2019.