St John’s Wood playing fields phase 2
Why is consolidating the playing fields significant?
The School has been looking for an opportunity to consolidate its playing fields.
Every week the School uses a bus service to transport close to 1000 boys to training and games at various grounds – this would change with the consolidation.
Keeping all the grounds for field based sports, including Cross Country in one place creates a great sense of community.
Consolidating the fields will create a space similar to other PSA Schools.
Consolidation means that parents watching various sports can move seamlessly between the sports with no travel and parking expectations.
Parents with more than one son can see their boys playing sport in one location on the day.
Does the School currently own the land next to St John’s Wood playing fields?
No. The School is currently in conversations with the State government regarding purchasing the land adjacent to the existing St John’s Wood playing fields.
How much land is the School hoping to secure?
The land is the size of three football ovals and is bordered by the St John’s Wood playing fields, the John XXIII playing fields and the University of WA playing fields.
Did the School have discussions with neighbouring properties before considering purchasing the land?
Yes. The School has been in conversations with both entities and neither was interested in purchasing the land.
Will there be a pavilion?
The School would be interested in building a pavilion that would service the playing fields.
How long will the purchase process take?
The School is hoping that a decision on the land will be reached in the next three months.
If the School is successful in purchasing the land, when will the grounds be ready for use?
The School estimates between 3 and 5 years.
Like the St John’s Wood playing fields, will the community have access to the new grounds?
Yes. The School would develop the grounds with the expectation of the community using them.