Synthetic Turf Hockey Facility

Consultation has concluded

The Town of Victoria Park is currently exploring a range of opportunities and strategies to provide the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club (VPXHC) with a synthetic turf hockey field to complement the grass hockey fields they train and play on.

The VPXHC is one of Perth's largest hockey clubs with more than 600 members; making it one of the Town’s largest sporting group. From its junior Minkey program through to experienced players, the club caters for players of all ages and abilities.

Throughout Australia, hockey is now predominantly played on synthetic turf surfaces. The Town has acknowledged that if VPXHC is to remain competitive and sustainable they require a synthetic turf field.

In 2015 the Town decided to explore the feasibility of building a new synthetic turf field for the Club. A feasibility study completed in 2015 identified Harold Rossiter Reserve as a potential location for a new field, which resulted in the development of a business case to aid decision-making.

Council made a resolution at its meeting on 11 July 2017 to receive the business case, and investigate additional locations and strategies to provide the VPXHC with a synthetic turf surface.

The Town undertook community engagement, including three workshops attended by 134 people, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 379 people, a quick poll with 2,209 votes, 142 questions answered and 32 ideas shared. The final Report contains a site assessment of alternative locations, and a comprehensive summary of all feedback received.

What's happening now?

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 10 October 2017, an alternate motion was carried unanimously that Harold Rossiter Reserve and Raphael Park are not suitable locations for a synthetic turf facility for the VPXHC. These locations will not be considered in future investigations.

The Town of Victoria Park Council is committed to continue working with the VPXHC together with the community and other stakeholders to investigate alternative locations and strategies for a synthetic turf facility for the VPXHC, and that the Town’s Public Open Space Strategy inform this investigation.

How can you be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Community engagement has concluded for this project. You can however find out more information by reading the FAQ'S and the information in the document library.



The Town of Victoria Park is currently exploring a range of opportunities and strategies to provide the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club (VPXHC) with a synthetic turf hockey field to complement the grass hockey fields they train and play on.

The VPXHC is one of Perth's largest hockey clubs with more than 600 members; making it one of the Town’s largest sporting group. From its junior Minkey program through to experienced players, the club caters for players of all ages and abilities.

Throughout Australia, hockey is now predominantly played on synthetic turf surfaces. The Town has acknowledged that if VPXHC is to remain competitive and sustainable they require a synthetic turf field.

In 2015 the Town decided to explore the feasibility of building a new synthetic turf field for the Club. A feasibility study completed in 2015 identified Harold Rossiter Reserve as a potential location for a new field, which resulted in the development of a business case to aid decision-making.

Council made a resolution at its meeting on 11 July 2017 to receive the business case, and investigate additional locations and strategies to provide the VPXHC with a synthetic turf surface.

The Town undertook community engagement, including three workshops attended by 134 people, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 379 people, a quick poll with 2,209 votes, 142 questions answered and 32 ideas shared. The final Report contains a site assessment of alternative locations, and a comprehensive summary of all feedback received.

What's happening now?

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 10 October 2017, an alternate motion was carried unanimously that Harold Rossiter Reserve and Raphael Park are not suitable locations for a synthetic turf facility for the VPXHC. These locations will not be considered in future investigations.

The Town of Victoria Park Council is committed to continue working with the VPXHC together with the community and other stakeholders to investigate alternative locations and strategies for a synthetic turf facility for the VPXHC, and that the Town’s Public Open Space Strategy inform this investigation.

How can you be involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Community engagement has concluded for this project. You can however find out more information by reading the FAQ'S and the information in the document library.



Consultation has concluded
  • Council's unanimous decision

    about 2 years ago
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    Last night Council made a unanimous decision that Harold Rossiter Park and Raphael Park were not suitable locations for any potential synthetic turf hockey facility. These locations will not be considered in any future investigations for this project.

    Council committed to continue working with the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club, together with the wider community to investigate different options for providing the hockey club with a synthetic turf. The Town’s Public Open Space Strategy will inform these investigations. While no timeframe has been set, the community will continue to be invited to participate in further conversations.

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    Last night Council made a unanimous decision that Harold Rossiter Park and Raphael Park were not suitable locations for any potential synthetic turf hockey facility. These locations will not be considered in any future investigations for this project.

    Council committed to continue working with the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club, together with the wider community to investigate different options for providing the hockey club with a synthetic turf. The Town’s Public Open Space Strategy will inform these investigations. While no timeframe has been set, the community will continue to be invited to participate in further conversations.


  • Final hockey report available

    about 2 years ago
    Manwithbeard

    The final Synthetic Turf Hockey Facility Site Assessment Report is now available for you to view. The report, compiled by Dave Lanfear Consulting is the result of a Council decision made on 11 July, to explore alternative locations and strategies to provide the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club (VPXHC) with a synthetic turf to complement their grass hockey fields.

    The Town undertook community engagement, including three workshops attended by 134 people, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 379 people, a quick poll with 2,209 votes, 142 questions answered and 32 ideas shared. The final Report contains a site assessment...

    The final Synthetic Turf Hockey Facility Site Assessment Report is now available for you to view. The report, compiled by Dave Lanfear Consulting is the result of a Council decision made on 11 July, to explore alternative locations and strategies to provide the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club (VPXHC) with a synthetic turf to complement their grass hockey fields.

    The Town undertook community engagement, including three workshops attended by 134 people, an online and hardcopy survey completed by 379 people, a quick poll with 2,209 votes, 142 questions answered and 32 ideas shared. The final Report contains a site assessment of alternative locations, and a comprehensive summary of all feedback received.

    The report to Council is now available in the document library and contains a recommendation for Council to decide on at its meeting on Tuesday 10 October.

    We wish to thank everyone for their involvement and interest in the project.


  • Have you participated?

    about 2 years ago
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    Community engagement will be closing at 6pm today (13/09/2017).

    If you would like to participate in this project please ask a question, share an idea or complete the survey or quick poll.


    Community engagement will be closing at 6pm today (13/09/2017).

    If you would like to participate in this project please ask a question, share an idea or complete the survey or quick poll.


  • Complete our survey!

    about 2 years ago
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    This survey is being conducted to examine the relative merits of developing a synthetic turf and up to three grass hockey pitches within the Town of Victoria Park.

    As part of this process we are seeking the community’s views of support or otherwise for four sites which may have the potential to accommodate the necessary infrastructure. A supporting site assessment report has been provided in the document library to outline the process the Town has undertaken in shortlisting these sites.



    This survey is being conducted to examine the relative merits of developing a synthetic turf and up to three grass hockey pitches within the Town of Victoria Park.

    As part of this process we are seeking the community’s views of support or otherwise for four sites which may have the potential to accommodate the necessary infrastructure. A supporting site assessment report has been provided in the document library to outline the process the Town has undertaken in shortlisting these sites.



  • Third workshop date released

    about 2 years ago
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    Due to the number of registered interested in attending the community workshop, we can now confirm a third workshop will take place.

    7 September 2017 6-8.30pm, Town of Victoria Park, Administration Building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park.

    This is a registered event. Please register to help us with catering and seating.

    Registrations will close on the 5 September 2017 at 6pm.



    Due to the number of registered interested in attending the community workshop, we can now confirm a third workshop will take place.

    7 September 2017 6-8.30pm, Town of Victoria Park, Administration Building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park.

    This is a registered event. Please register to help us with catering and seating.

    Registrations will close on the 5 September 2017 at 6pm.



  • Got a minute? Complete our quick poll

    about 2 years ago
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    Got a minute, fill in our Council's Quick poll, asking "Are you in support of the potential development of a synthetic turf pitch to be located somewhere within the Town?"

    The quick poll is intended to be an indicator of the general community perception of support or otherwise for the potential development of a synthetic turf. The results of the poll will be included in the report to Council which is assessing alternative locations and strategies for the development of a synthetic turf – not making a decision about developing one at Harold Rossiter Park. If you want to provide...

    Got a minute, fill in our Council's Quick poll, asking "Are you in support of the potential development of a synthetic turf pitch to be located somewhere within the Town?"

    The quick poll is intended to be an indicator of the general community perception of support or otherwise for the potential development of a synthetic turf. The results of the poll will be included in the report to Council which is assessing alternative locations and strategies for the development of a synthetic turf – not making a decision about developing one at Harold Rossiter Park. If you want to provide more detailed feedback with your support or otherwise for this project, register to attend one of the community workshops.


  • Second workshop date released

    over 2 years ago
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    Due to the number of registered interested in attending the community workshop, we can now confirm a second workshop will take place.

    6 September 2017 6-8.30pm, Town of Victoria Park, Administration Building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park.

    This is a registered event. Please register to help us with catering and seating.

    Registrations will close on the 30 August 2017 at 6pm

    Due to the number of registered interested in attending the community workshop, we can now confirm a second workshop will take place.

    6 September 2017 6-8.30pm, Town of Victoria Park, Administration Building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park.

    This is a registered event. Please register to help us with catering and seating.

    Registrations will close on the 30 August 2017 at 6pm

  • Did you see us in the media?

    over 2 years ago
    Harold

    On Wednesday 2 August 2017 the Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver and the Friends of Harold Rossiter were featured on Today Tonight discussing the potential location of the synthetic turf hockey facility.

    Missed the story? It is now available to watch online.

    On Wednesday 2 August 2017 the Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver and the Friends of Harold Rossiter were featured on Today Tonight discussing the potential location of the synthetic turf hockey facility.

    Missed the story? It is now available to watch online.