Briggs Park District Recreation Precinct
Updates regarding the Briggs Park District Recreation Precinct upgrades.
Construction commenced on the Briggs Park Recreation Precinct upgrade in late-January 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in the second half of the year.
The upgrade includes the improving the lower oval drainage, the addition of new sports infrastructure and installation of flood lighting for both ovals.
Traffic will increase during the construction period while importing soil to the site.
Update February 13
Trucking movements for the subsoil will start from February 14, with approximately 10 truck movements per day for the next 4-6 weeks.
Trucking movements for the fill sand, this will commence in approximately 4 weeks’ time and run for approximately 4-6 weeks with roughly 40 truck movements per day.
The trucking route can be viewed below.
Directional drilling will occur at the entrance to the Serpentine Jarrahdale Recreation Centre and it's car park from February 19 to February 22 so cabling sleeves can be installed for oval lighting.
The main entrance at the Centre will be affected as there will be some construction works around the area however it will be safely fenced off with disruption minimal. Some car parking bays will also be affected however the overflow parking at the BMX track will be open to accommodate for extra parking during the construction time.
If any member of the public has any complaints/issues they can call Tracc Civil on (08) 6323 2301. This number is also available after hours.
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is the third fastest growing local government in Australia and the fastest in WA with a total estimated population of 29,455 in 2017.
The Shire is anticipating a further 100,000 people by 2050. The Shire incorporates urban, suburban and rural communities, in close proximity to a major metropolitan area.
The rapid growth rate has presented considerable challenges and the Shire recognizes the need to provide sustainable development, not just environmentally, but also socially and economically, while preserving the rural lifestyle and natural beauty of the area.
The Briggs Park District Recreation Precinct is located in Byford, one of the northern suburbs near the border of the City of Armadale.
Byford doubled in population from 2011 to 2016, with 2017 estimates indicating Byford represented over half the Shire’s total population.
The rapid residential growth in Byford coupled with the desire to maintain rural amenity through the preservation of natural bushland has presented challenges for the allocation of unrestricted public open space and the subsequent planning and development for sporting facilities.
The Precinct is not currently being used to capacity as the lower (western) oval is unplayable in winter due to poor drainage and of limited use in summer due to the undulating surface. This is placing strain on the only two neighbourhood ovals suitable for sport in Byford.
The Redevelopment aims to increase the capacity of Briggs Park ovals for sport and recreational purposes, and provide the Shire with its first District Sporting Space
The project has been made possible with financial support from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale as well as the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Sport and Recreation and the Local Projects, Local Jobs program.
The State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Sport and Recreation, is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. When we play sport our whole community wins.