Charles Riley future on the line

After 10 Years of planning the
upgrade of sporting facilities and recreational parklands at Charles Riley
Memorial Reserve is before the City of Stirling Council for final approval.

Charles Riley is home to a number of sporting clubs and
community groups and has been progressively upgraded since the 1960s to meet
the changing needs of the community.

All user groups have been involved in an extensive
consultation process with the master plan first released for public comment in
2008 after which it was endorsed by Council.

In the last five years the number of kids playing sports
at the north end of the Reserve has more than doubled and more space is needed.

Most of the trees on the Reserve were planted by Council.
47 need to be removed to allow more room to play sport. The proposed plan seeks
to retain as many trees as possible.

Over 150 new native trees will be
planted and the redeveloped includes public toilets, a large children’s
playground, BBQs, picnic shelters, a “dog off the leash” area and expanded viewing
zone at the War Memorial.

 Over $300,000 has
been invested to complete the detailed design and construction is due to
commence later this year.

We ask you to strongly consider the bigger picture and
support this significant upgrade of the Reserve which will benefit the broader
community for decades to come.

Supporters of the Master Plan Development

RSL – North Beach

APEX – North Beach

Hamersley Little Athletics Centre (subject
to final location of Rings)

North Beach Junior Football Club

North Beach Football Club

North Beach Tennis Club 

North Beach Recreation & Bowling

North Beach Soccer Club

North Beach Cricket Club

North Beach Rugby League Football

Our Lady of Grace Primary School

City of Stirling Council – Endorsed 2008

State Government  (WAPC 2010)


Reserve Required to Support Grass Roots Sports and Enhance Recreational Activities

Athletics  has over 600 members

Junior Football  has grown rapidly to over 470  players

Senior football has 7 teams and
expects to grow to 8 teams and over 300 players next year

The North Oval must be extended to
host games from 13s to Seniors

The extended oval will reduce wear
and tear and annual maintenance costs

Realigned car park will improve
pedestrian safety and access to the oval from OLG Primary School (55 additional

The relocated War Memorial will
better accommodate hundreds of attendees  at services

Public Toilets , picnic areas, BBQs,
parklands and playground significantly increases the amenities for the broader community

The Multi-Use Community Facility
replaces the old APEX Hall and Clubrooms  and will be available for all clubs, community
groups and schools


Years of Planning and Over 3 Years of Detail Design and Consultation at Risk

Charles Riley Reserve is a
designated “Reserve: Parks and Recreation” 

In 2002 a  Working Group of  Charles Riley Reserve stakeholders was formed
to develop a Master Plan

Early 2008 Council approved the
release of the Draft Master Plan for public comment which included:

New parklands and trees

Extended oval

Removal of existing  trees

Changes  to the car park

July 2008 Council endorsed  the Charles Riley Reserve Master Plan as no
significant or justifiable objections were raised during the public
consultation period

Endorsed by the West Australian
Planning Commission in 2010

There has been on-going  consultation  with the user groups  since 2008

A second public consultation process
was undertaken between 29 November 2011 and 23 December 2011

It was at this point a petition was
lodged objecting to the removal of trees

The final proposed Master Plan was
presented to the Infrastructure and Community Development Committee for
endorsement on 31 January 2012

A further petition of 123 signatures
was lodged and the decision was deferred pending the outcome of a Special
Electors Meeting  where the future of the
Master Plan will be put to a public