McCallum Park Active Area

Consultation has concluded

The Town recently developed the Taylor Reserve and McCallum Park Concept Plan to guide the provision of a variety of exciting new high quality spaces along the Swan River foreshore. The concept plan was endorsed by Council in March 2018.

The Town has now progressed to the next element of the project, which is the refined concept design of the skate park and activity hub. This includes the redevelopment of the original skate park and creation of new recreational activity zones.

Emerge Associates, in association with Skate Sculpture and Newline Skate parks have been appointed by the Town to undertake the engagement and design concept.

13 December 2019 → 10 January 2020 the Town sought community feedback on the first draft concept design. 504 people visited the project page and 107 people provided feedback online and at the Christmas pop up event.

28 March 2020 → 12 April 2020 the public were able to provide comments on the final design report. 50 people provided a submission on the final draft design with 90% of those submissions indicating support for the project.

16 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, Elected Members approved the McCallum Park Active Area Concept Report and considered the Town's budget requested for detailed design to be undertaken in the 2020/21 Annual Budget. Council also approved listing $1.6 million in the Town's long-term financial plan, which is one-third of the approximate cost of the project.

What's happening now?

Following Council's resolution and subject to approval of funding in the 2020/21 Annual Budget the Town will be undertaking detailed design for the McCalllum Park Active Area project.

How can I complete a submission or find out more information

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the Town on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the FAQ's or the documents in the library

The Town recently developed the Taylor Reserve and McCallum Park Concept Plan to guide the provision of a variety of exciting new high quality spaces along the Swan River foreshore. The concept plan was endorsed by Council in March 2018.

The Town has now progressed to the next element of the project, which is the refined concept design of the skate park and activity hub. This includes the redevelopment of the original skate park and creation of new recreational activity zones.

Emerge Associates, in association with Skate Sculpture and Newline Skate parks have been appointed by the Town to undertake the engagement and design concept.

13 December 2019 → 10 January 2020 the Town sought community feedback on the first draft concept design. 504 people visited the project page and 107 people provided feedback online and at the Christmas pop up event.

28 March 2020 → 12 April 2020 the public were able to provide comments on the final design report. 50 people provided a submission on the final draft design with 90% of those submissions indicating support for the project.

16 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, Elected Members approved the McCallum Park Active Area Concept Report and considered the Town's budget requested for detailed design to be undertaken in the 2020/21 Annual Budget. Council also approved listing $1.6 million in the Town's long-term financial plan, which is one-third of the approximate cost of the project.

What's happening now?

Following Council's resolution and subject to approval of funding in the 2020/21 Annual Budget the Town will be undertaking detailed design for the McCalllum Park Active Area project.

How can I complete a submission or find out more information

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the Town on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the FAQ's or the documents in the library
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • will the existing bowl still be there?

    Damo asked 8 months ago

    Hi Damo. We're investigating a couple of ideas in the design. These are to keep the existing bowl and to look at a new one.

  • All going well, what's the proposed construction timetable Jack?

    PK asked 6 months ago

    Hi PK, 

    The project construction budget is currently being considered as part of the 2020/21 budget process and further information on the construction time frame will be available when that decision is finalised by Council at the start of the financial year. If funding is approved a detailed design and construction time frame is considered to be approximately 18 months.

  • Will this be the final design and what will you guys do with the old skatepark.

    Hamish asked 3 months ago

    Hi Hamish,

    The refined concept design is the final stage in concept planning and further detailed design and documentation will need to be prepared to facilitate the construction of the project. Detailed Design takes the refined concept plan and ensures that what is envisioned can be delivered on the ground taking into account service location, ground levels and detailed construction requirements. However, it's important to note that detailed design is unlikely to see major changes to what is developed through the refined concept design.

    The current skatepark will remain in place as is until the Town is ready to commence construction where it will be demolished to make way for the new Activity Area.