Wotton Skate and BMX Facility Redevelopment

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A 3D image of the new Skate Park elements

Public Art Engagement Preliminary Phase - Now Closed

The City invited the community and stakeholders to provide their level of interest of public art, type of art and identify possible locations as part of the new Skate and BMX Facility.

The City conducted community consultation in the following forms:

  1. The survey below was available online or in hard copy at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre and at City libraries in Morley, Maylands and Bayswater
  2. Residents and businesses within a 200m catchment of Wotton Reserve received a letter and hard copy survey, requesting feedback
  3. Signage was installed in five locations within Wotton Reserve, inviting people to engage via a QR code.

The submission period closed at 9am, Monday 15 August 2022.

Project background

The skate park and BMX dirt jumps at Wotton Reserve are being relocated to make way for the future Morley train station car park.

The City engaged with the local community and stakeholders to choose the most suitable location for the new skate park. In August 2021, Council endorsed Concept 4, as the final design to be developed to replace the skate and BMX facilities within Wotton Reserve.

Further background information on this project can be found in the document library.

Skate and BMX detailed designs

The City and MG Group have finalised the as-construct designs which considered fixed points such as the existing soccer fields, drainage basin, the future train station access road and optimal skate and ride surface heights in conjunction with site drainage and connecting pathways through the site.

The illustrations provide an overview of the main aspects of the Skate and BMX Facility and highlights the Skate Park elements shown in a 3D model.

The detailed concept design and skate park renders can be viewed in the document library on this page.

Skate and BMX Facility construction update

Construction of the Skate and BMX Facility is underway. Throughout April, MG Group commenced general earthworks and storm water drainage installation in preparation for construction. Construction of the skate park elements commenced in May and construction updates will be provided throughout the construction period until anticipated completion at the end of September 2022. Please see news items below and photos for updates.

Existing Vert Ramp Closure

A recent structural assessment of the original steel vert ramp at Wotton Reserve has concluded that internal corrosion is impacting the structural integrity of the ramp to such an extent that its ongoing use presents a high risk of failure.

A number of short term solutions were investigated in an attempt to keep the ramp operational. Unfortunately, given engineered design and repair lead in times, any appropriate repairs can not be completed prior to the facilities scheduled closure date in September 2022.

In the interest of community safety the ramp will therefore be isolated from the rest of the old Wotton Skatepark by close of business Friday 1 July.

What's next?

This project continues with many moving parts in and around Wotton Reserve including the development of the new Morley Train Station.

Construction of the relocated skate and BMX facility commenced late April 2022 and is to date tracking to schedule. Works on the BMX Jumps are underway.

The Public Art Engagement Preliminary Phase results are now under review, and the project team will report back on key outcomes.

Phase two of the Public Art community engagement will take place at the completion of the Skate and BMX Facility. This will include an investigation into the detailed design of any proposed public art based on the outcomes of the preliminary community engagement phase.

Public Art Engagement Preliminary Phase - Now Closed

The City invited the community and stakeholders to provide their level of interest of public art, type of art and identify possible locations as part of the new Skate and BMX Facility.

The City conducted community consultation in the following forms:

  1. The survey below was available online or in hard copy at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre and at City libraries in Morley, Maylands and Bayswater
  2. Residents and businesses within a 200m catchment of Wotton Reserve received a letter and hard copy survey, requesting feedback
  3. Signage was installed in five locations within Wotton Reserve, inviting people to engage via a QR code.

The submission period closed at 9am, Monday 15 August 2022.

Project background

The skate park and BMX dirt jumps at Wotton Reserve are being relocated to make way for the future Morley train station car park.

The City engaged with the local community and stakeholders to choose the most suitable location for the new skate park. In August 2021, Council endorsed Concept 4, as the final design to be developed to replace the skate and BMX facilities within Wotton Reserve.

Further background information on this project can be found in the document library.

Skate and BMX detailed designs

The City and MG Group have finalised the as-construct designs which considered fixed points such as the existing soccer fields, drainage basin, the future train station access road and optimal skate and ride surface heights in conjunction with site drainage and connecting pathways through the site.

The illustrations provide an overview of the main aspects of the Skate and BMX Facility and highlights the Skate Park elements shown in a 3D model.

The detailed concept design and skate park renders can be viewed in the document library on this page.

Skate and BMX Facility construction update

Construction of the Skate and BMX Facility is underway. Throughout April, MG Group commenced general earthworks and storm water drainage installation in preparation for construction. Construction of the skate park elements commenced in May and construction updates will be provided throughout the construction period until anticipated completion at the end of September 2022. Please see news items below and photos for updates.

Existing Vert Ramp Closure

A recent structural assessment of the original steel vert ramp at Wotton Reserve has concluded that internal corrosion is impacting the structural integrity of the ramp to such an extent that its ongoing use presents a high risk of failure.

A number of short term solutions were investigated in an attempt to keep the ramp operational. Unfortunately, given engineered design and repair lead in times, any appropriate repairs can not be completed prior to the facilities scheduled closure date in September 2022.

In the interest of community safety the ramp will therefore be isolated from the rest of the old Wotton Skatepark by close of business Friday 1 July.

What's next?

This project continues with many moving parts in and around Wotton Reserve including the development of the new Morley Train Station.

Construction of the relocated skate and BMX facility commenced late April 2022 and is to date tracking to schedule. Works on the BMX Jumps are underway.

The Public Art Engagement Preliminary Phase results are now under review, and the project team will report back on key outcomes.

Phase two of the Public Art community engagement will take place at the completion of the Skate and BMX Facility. This will include an investigation into the detailed design of any proposed public art based on the outcomes of the preliminary community engagement phase.

Page last updated: 15 Aug 2022, 11:04 AM