State Football Centre
An elite sports facility in a bushland setting with community facilities, ecosystem and water quality enhancement.
A new State Football Centre will be constructed at Queens Park in the City of Canning and will include match day and training facilities to support junior and high-performance development, as well as grassroots, community football programs. Operated by Football West, the State’s governing body for football in Western Australia, the Centre is a key piece of sporting infrastructure for Western Australia and a centre of excellence for Australia and the Indian Ocean.
JBA was engaged as the landscape architect by the project architects Carabiner on behalf of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The design work being undertaken responds to the site’s unique environmental characteristics including high conservation value bushland and perched groundwater. JBA is drawing on its experience in Water Sensitive Urban Design and knowledge of local ecosystems to create a landscape that reflects the environmental value of the site, whilst providing the necessary amenity for football match spectators and the local community.
The project is due to be completed in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup beginning in July 2023.