The community can now enjoy more opportunities for sport, recreation and exercise with the recent opening of the Lakelands Park sports facility.
Lakelands Park includes three senior active reserves (suitable for a range of sports including AFL, diamond sports, cricket, soccer, rugby and hockey), two synthetic cricket wickets and four training nets (2 batting cages and 2 cricket nets). Sports flood lighting at both competition and training level will be installed at all three reserves in the coming months.
The $2.5 million state-of-the-art clubrooms include a community meeting room, a medium/large function room and kitchen facilities, changerooms/toilets and storage space, designed to be functional for a range of community and social uses.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said that the new park will provide much needed facilities for the rapidly growing Lakelands and North Mandurah community.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure that public services and infrastructure have kept up with that community growth,” Mr Hastie said. “The Lakelands Park is a good example what can be achieved when all levels of government are working together on a shared vision.”
The North Mandurah Junior and Senior Football Clubs and Peel Diamond Sports have already started using the reserves and will now start to utilise the new clubrooms as their hub.
The City of Mandurah has a shared use arrangement with the Department of Education for the sporting reserves and outdoor sports courts, giving nearby Coastal Lakes College priority access during school hours, with the City managing community bookings at all other times.