Pat O'Hara Reserve Master Plan

Aerial view of Pat O'Hara


The City in conjunction with SGL Consulting Group has developed a Master Plan to inform long term facility and infrastructure developments within Morley Sport and Recreation Centre and Pat O'Hara Reserve.

About the project

In 2017, the City received a State Government commitment of $2 million to redevelop Morley Sport and Recreation Centre. The State Government then provided a $75,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of the centre. The City appointed Tredwell Management to undertake a needs assessment in the first instance to consider stakeholder needs, particularly those of East Perth District Basketball Association and the Perth Bayswater Rugby Union Club.

The needs assessment report made a number of recommendations for future development, including a master plan to consider:

(i) Current use of Pat O'Hara Reserve by Perth Bayswater Rugby Union Club for sporting fixtures and training, as well as by the community for recreational activity; and

ii) Future use and design of surrounding buildings, including Morley Sport and Recreation Centre; carparking, landscaping and community space.

This report is available for download in the Document Library.

In June 2018 the City engaged SGL Consulting Group to complete the Master Plan for consideration by Council.

Thanks to everyone who attended the drop-in sessions or completed a survey during the community engagement period. Your feedback informed the final Master Plan report.

Since the drop-in sessions, City officers have worked extensively with the consultant and stakeholders to develop concepts, focussing on the addition of two indoor courts to the existing Morley Sport and Recreation Centre. A final concept design was approved by Council on 3 September 2019.

This design can be found in the Document Library below. You can also read the Council report on the City's website here.

Next steps

Officers are currently investigating staged funding options for development. It is anticipated that these will be presented to Council before the end of the year (2019).



The City in conjunction with SGL Consulting Group has developed a Master Plan to inform long term facility and infrastructure developments within Morley Sport and Recreation Centre and Pat O'Hara Reserve.

About the project

In 2017, the City received a State Government commitment of $2 million to redevelop Morley Sport and Recreation Centre. The State Government then provided a $75,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of the centre. The City appointed Tredwell Management to undertake a needs assessment in the first instance to consider stakeholder needs, particularly those of East Perth District Basketball Association and the Perth Bayswater Rugby Union Club.

The needs assessment report made a number of recommendations for future development, including a master plan to consider:

(i) Current use of Pat O'Hara Reserve by Perth Bayswater Rugby Union Club for sporting fixtures and training, as well as by the community for recreational activity; and

ii) Future use and design of surrounding buildings, including Morley Sport and Recreation Centre; carparking, landscaping and community space.

This report is available for download in the Document Library.

In June 2018 the City engaged SGL Consulting Group to complete the Master Plan for consideration by Council.

Thanks to everyone who attended the drop-in sessions or completed a survey during the community engagement period. Your feedback informed the final Master Plan report.

Since the drop-in sessions, City officers have worked extensively with the consultant and stakeholders to develop concepts, focussing on the addition of two indoor courts to the existing Morley Sport and Recreation Centre. A final concept design was approved by Council on 3 September 2019.

This design can be found in the Document Library below. You can also read the Council report on the City's website here.

Next steps

Officers are currently investigating staged funding options for development. It is anticipated that these will be presented to Council before the end of the year (2019).


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This is a survey to gather valuable information and feedback from local residents on how the reserve and indoor sports centre could best be used and designed.

    This is a survey to gather valuable information and feedback from local residents on how the reserve and indoor sports centre could best be used and designed.

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