To ease street parking pressures around the Lathlain Park works, the Town has allowed the construction contractor for Zone 2, business hours parking access on Zone 2X for sub-contractor tradespeople and site staff. This arrangement will be in place until on-site parking becomes available as construction progresses.
Works to begin in Zone 2
December 1, 2017
Concept plans for Zone 2 and 2X were endorsed by Council in August and included the vision for active and passive recreation spaces with facilities and amenities for all to enjoy.
The first stage of construction will be demolition and removal of some existing infrastructure. Council has awarded a demolition contract to a qualified contractor and the works are expected to be completed by the end of February 2018.
Works will include:
• Demolition and removal of the ablution buildings adjacent to McCartney Crescent.
• Demolition and removal of the concrete apron (eastern end of the ablution building) and associated grated drainage pit.
• Removal of internal fences and gates.
• Removal of bitumen hardstand and bitumen driveway.
• Removal of any concrete footings within the site.
• Demolition and removal of the cottage and outbuilding on Lot 2 (No 36 Goddard Street).
The Town has worked with the tenant of 36 Goddard Street to help him find new accommodation which meets his needs. Architectural records have been prepared for both the ablution buildings and for the cottage.
Lathlain Precinct gets Lotterywest boost
August 14, 2017
The Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Member for Victoria Park presented the Town of Victoria Park with a $1.9m grant from Lotterywest on Friday 11 August for the development of community facilities within the Town, specifically part of the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Plan (LPRP).
Town of Victoria Park Mayor, Trevor Vaughan, said Zone 2 and 2X form the main community activity areas of the Lathlain Precinct, and the grant money from Lotterywest would cover a significant portion of the total funding needed to develop these areas, focused on that area bounded by Planet Street, Roberts Road and Bishopsgate Street.
“The community activity zones will incorporate a mix of passive and active uses which will reactivate what has long been unsightly and inaccessible spaces,” said Mayor Vaughan.
“The Lotterywest funding will contribute to an all abilities playground, nature play, park ablutions, universal access pathways, seating and picnic facilities, shade structures, lighting, native landscaping and revegetation.”
Mr Wyatt said that he was pleased that the State Government was able to support the LPRP, which would bring enormous health and social benefits to the local community.
“Carlisle has had a shortage of open space available for public use, and I am excited to see the site of the old Carlisle-Lathlain Bowls Club being revitalised and made accessible for local residents to enjoy.”
The community has been heavily involved in the planning for these zones with the Town working closely with the wider community, who had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities throughout 2016 including community information sessions, public events, community workshops, online engagement and surveys. The concept has also been reviewed by a Community Reference Group (CRG).
With redevelopment of Rayment Park nearing finalisation, several zones of the LPRP are now complete including the upgrade of Lathlain Place, a brand new community building, and Stage 1 renovations of the Scout Hall.