Feedback for youth and family precinct in Laverton opens

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New concept designs for the youth and family precinct at the Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton North are now available for public comment.

The project, titled the Lawrie Emmins Gateway and Youth Precinct, is part of the implementation of the Lawrie Emmins Reserve Master Plan endorsed by council in 2019.

Council said this stage of the project will deliver a diverse range of recreation opportunities that celebrate young people in the fast, growing suburbs of Williams Landing, Laverton North and Truganina.

It will be a gateway into Lawrie Emmins Reserve located at Sayers Road, Laverton North.

The concept designs include a skate park and outdoor climbing space, multi-use outdoor courts, exercise equipment, BBQ and picnic facilities and public toilets.

The project is expected to $3.7 million, funded by a state government grant of $1.5 million via the State and a further $2.2 million from Wyndham council.

Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard welcomed the consultation, saying the youth precinct will become a valuable recreational centre for young people.

“Our City is growing quickly, with many new young families moving into the area,” he said.

“The Lawrie Emmins Reserve will be an important space for our young people to enjoy sporting activities and have some fun.

“It’s exciting to reach this next step in the development of this much anticipated recreational space and I encourage everyone to have their say on the concept plans.”

Feedback closes July 18.