$20 million funding commitment to kick-start Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct

Published on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 4:54:37 PM

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Michelle Rich has thanked the McGowan Government for committing $20 million towards Stage 1 of the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct.

Stage 1 of the new sporting and recreation precinct will include ovals, netball courts and a pavilion for sporting groups to use.

Premier Mark McGowan announced the funding on Sunday, 2 August, as part of the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan sport and community infrastructure package.

“As the fastest growing local government in WA and with nearly two families per day moving into the Shire, we will see increased demand for sport and recreational facilities over the coming years,” Cr Rich said.

“We know that access to high-quality public open space and recreation facilities is also critical so that we can protect, promote and enhance healthy and active lifestyles for our community.

“Delivering the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct is also an opportunity for us to explore the option to provide a home for sporting codes such as rugby, soccer and hockey that do not currently have a home base within the Shire, as well as accommodating an increase demand for sports including football, netball and BMX.”

Shire Deputy President Dave Atwell, Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and Shire President Michelle Rich at the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct site.

Cr Rich said the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct would not have been possible without the vision of local sporting clubs who had invested in a feasibility study more than 10 years ago to investigate the long-term for local sporting infrastructure in the Shire.

“I would like to thank all the local sporting clubs who contributed to that feasibility study, which has resulted in their vision for the Keirnan Park Recreational Precinct a step closer to being realised.”

Cr Rich also thanked Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC Member for East Metropolitan Region for his support and assistance in securing funding for this important community project.

“I would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support the Shire has received from Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, who has worked with us on progressing this project since 2013,” Cr Rich said.

In the Shire’s recently adopted Corporate Business Plan 2020-24, $4.5 million has been committed towards the project over the next four years.

This financial year the Shire will complete a master plan for the precinct, which will inform the detailed design of the site.


  • Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct is a 63-hectare site located on the corner of Keirnan Street and South Western Highway, Mundijong.
  • The land was transferred to the Shire from the State Government in 2018.
  • Read the State Government’s media release.

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