Bortolo Reserve Shared Car Parking and Firetrack

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As part of the City Centre Waterfront project, the Western Foreshore will undergo significant redevelopment to deliver a new recreation precinct including a new adventure play space and replaced destination Skate and Activity Park. As a result of this development, the existing fire training and competition track and the activities of the Mandurah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (MVFRS), that currently operate on the Western Foreshore will need to be relocated.

Bortolo Reserve was identified as a potential site for the activities of the MVFRS which includes training and sporting competitions. The recent installation of sports floodlighting on the reserve has increased its use by local sporting groups, which has in turn highlighted the need for additional parking in and around Bortolo Reserve. This presented an opportunity to explore the option of a dual use carpark and fire track on the northern part of the reserve.

The City has now completed a community engagement program that sought feedback on the plans attached and following consideration of the feedback, Council at its February meeting was requested to:

1. Note the outcomes of the community engagement process undertaken.

2. Approve Bortolo Reserve as a suitable location for the proposed Shared Use Parking and Training Facility with detailed design to progress which will include a review of the onsite storage solutions and noting the toilet bock shown on the concept plan is beyond the scope of the current costs of the project.

**This project is subject to funding in the 2020/21 financial year and an update will be provided in July 2020.

As part of the City Centre Waterfront project, the Western Foreshore will undergo significant redevelopment to deliver a new recreation precinct including a new adventure play space and replaced destination Skate and Activity Park. As a result of this development, the existing fire training and competition track and the activities of the Mandurah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (MVFRS), that currently operate on the Western Foreshore will need to be relocated.

Bortolo Reserve was identified as a potential site for the activities of the MVFRS which includes training and sporting competitions. The recent installation of sports floodlighting on the reserve has increased its use by local sporting groups, which has in turn highlighted the need for additional parking in and around Bortolo Reserve. This presented an opportunity to explore the option of a dual use carpark and fire track on the northern part of the reserve.

The City has now completed a community engagement program that sought feedback on the plans attached and following consideration of the feedback, Council at its February meeting was requested to:

1. Note the outcomes of the community engagement process undertaken.

2. Approve Bortolo Reserve as a suitable location for the proposed Shared Use Parking and Training Facility with detailed design to progress which will include a review of the onsite storage solutions and noting the toilet bock shown on the concept plan is beyond the scope of the current costs of the project.

**This project is subject to funding in the 2020/21 financial year and an update will be provided in July 2020.

Community Engagement is now closed for this project

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    Will the proposed fire track and car parking have any impact on the Mandurah Bridge Club which uses their facility at Bortolo Reserve six times a week? NB The club is closed at present for obvious reasons.

    dischupp Asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The proposed fire track is not expected to interfere with Mandurah Bridge Clubs activities as fire track training normally takes place in the afternoon/evenings/weekends and all access to training facilities for the volunteer fire fighters will be off Lowden Road.