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.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you for participating

    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. 

    The information you provide will be kept in accordance with the Privacy

    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. 

    The information you provide will be kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

    If you require any further information or clarification please contact the Town on 9311 8111 or email hockey@vicpark.wa.gov.au


    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: Online registrations are now closed. If you would like to attend this specific workshop, please contact 08 9311 8111.

    Register to attend the third community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    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 7 September 2017 at 6pm


     

    Register to attend the third community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    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 7 September 2017 at 6pm


     

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: Workshop registration

    Register to attend this second community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    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

    Register to attend this second community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    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

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: Workshop registration

    Register to attend this community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    4 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

    Register to attend this community workshop where we will cover the history of this project, the process we used to analyse potential sites and our recommended options. Help us do a SWOT analysis of the different sites, and provide your own recommendations to be included in the report to Council. 

    4 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

    Consultation has concluded