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Parks and Facilities

Parks, Open Spaces and Reserves

The Shire is responsible for the maintenance of a number of parks, public open spaces, ovals, walk trails and conservation reserves.

Built Facilities

The Shire also maintains;

  • Bindoon Library - for information call the Shire on 9576 4600
  • Bindoon Oval - for bookings call the Shire on 9576 4600
  • Bindoon Town Hall - for bookings call the Chittering Tourist Association (B.E.A.T) on 9576 0470
  • Brockman Historical Precinct - for information call 9576 1325
  • Chinkabee Complex - for bookings call 9655 9046 / 9576 2069
  • Chittering Health Centre (Jupiter Health and Medical Services) - for an appointment call 9576 1097
  • Chittering Post Office - for information call 9576 1020
  • Chittering Visitor Centre - for information call 9576 1100
  • Community and Senior Housing - for information call the Shire on 9576 4600
  • Muchea Community Hall (with Oval) - for bookings call the Shire 9576 4600
  • Sandown Park Equestrian Facility - for bookings call 9571 4362
  • The Village Green (Lower Chittering Hall with Oval) - for bookings call the Shire 9576 4600
  • Wannamal Community Centre (with Oval) - for bookings call 9655 7013 

Although regular inspections of all parks and facilities are made, the Shire also relies on the public to notify us of any dangerous situations.  Please contact Technical Services on (08) 9576 4600 or submit a Works Request Form (via mail, in person or click here to email).

Play Equipment

The Shire is working to meet the needs of children and carers by installing the latest and safest play equipment, and updating older playgrounds to meet current safety standards. Please help to take care of our children, parks and playgrounds by reporting any damaged play equipment to the responsible organisation listed above.

Disability Access

The Shire of Chittering Facilities Disability Access information can be found here.

Ground Marking

Clubs are responsible for marking of grounds and providing any other equipment.

  • Permitted:       chalk, whiting or ground marking paint.
  • Prohibited:       lime, creosote, sump oil, herbicide or any other chemical is prohibited for marking grounds.

Clubs wishing to ensure that only approved materials are used for line making should contact the Works Supervisor at the Shire of Chittering on (08) 9576 4600.

If inappropriate line marking materials are used then a charge will be incurred to rectify any damage caused.

Locations

Name

Address

Geocode

Description

Aquila Reserve

Hart Drive

-31.42178, 116.07615

Aquila Reserve is located on Hart Drive, Upper Chittering.  It has a modern playground area with surrounding walk trails.

Bindoon Library

6177 Great Northern Hwy

-31.38613, 116.09622

Bindoon Library is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.  On Saturday we thank the volunteers that enable the facility to be open from 9am to Midday. Internet access is available for the public in return for a gold coin donation.  On Tuesday mornings the Library hosts "Storytime" for the local little ones.  Call 9576 4600 for more information, or visit the Shire website - click Community, then Library.

Bindoon Oval

6180 Great Northern Hwy

-31.386951, 116.097580

The Bindoon Oval is located, between the Bindoon Town Hall and the Chinkabee [Sporting] Complex, at 6180 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon.  It has a BBQ, picnic tables and public toilets.  Camping can be booked through the Chittering Tourist Association on 9576 1100.  Both the Hall and the [Sporting] Complex host many events throughout the year, visit the Shire website (click Discover and Events Calendar) for more details.

Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk

Gray Road

-31.38188, 116.09416

The Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk starts at Clune Park on Gray Road.  It is a 1.8km "Tale Trail" which shares community stories on bespoke signage.  It is an easy stroll along footpaths around the CBD, however care must be taken as there are a couple of road crossings.

Blackboy Ridge Walk Trail

Opposite 3232 Chittering Road

-31.48178, 116.11309

Blackboy Ridge - picnic area with toilets and walk trail.
Distance:  1.5km trail, 3km / 45 minutes return. 
Gradient:  short, steep hills, some steps.
Quality:  formed track, some obstacles, limited signage.
Some bushwalking experience recommended.  See the "Grass Tree" sculpture.

Brockman Historical Precinct

Cnr Tea Tree Rd and Great Northern Hwy

-31.41630, 116.09399

The Brockman Historical Precinct houses Bindoon Arts and Crafts and the Bindoon Museum along with being the site of the Old Roads Board Building. The Precinct is open, through local volunteers, Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and weekends from 10am to 3pm.  It has shady picnic tables available at all times.  See the "Wheels of Time" which is part of Chittering's Sculpture Trail.

Carty Reserve Walk

Great Northern Hwy

-31.44107, 116.071056

Carty Reserve - roadside picnic area with walk trail.
Distance:  900m trail with loop, 1.5km / 45 minutes return. 
Gradient:  mainly flat, slight inclines, no steps.
Quality:  formed track, some obstacles, signposted.
No experience recommended.  See the "Cockatoo" interpretive sculpture.

Chinkabee Complex

Great Northern Hwy

-31.38730, 116.09784

The Chinkabee Complex offers bowling greens, tennis, basketball, netball and club facilities.  This Shire owned facility is managed by the Bindoon Sport and Recreation Association on behalf of the community.

Chittering Country Club POS

Chittering Country Club Estate

-31.3979, 116.0654

The Chittering Country Club public open space is a nature reserve with the area reflecting a true nature of the native fauna and flora.  There are several walking opportunities within the area.

Chittering Rise POS

Maddern Road

-31.4823, 116.0566

This public open space is a nature reserve reflecting a true nature of the native fauna and flora of the area.

Chittering Visitor Centre

6180 Great Northern Hwy

-31.38562, 116.09669

The Chittering Visitor Centre is run by the Chittering Tourist Association, supported by the Shire of Chittering and volunteers.  It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on weekends from 9am to 1pm.  The Centre offers visitor’s information about the Shire and surrounding areas, along with stocking locally made products and gifts.

Clune Park

Cnr Gray Road and Great Northern Hwy

-31.38188, 116.09416

Clune Park is located just north of the Bindoon townsite on Great Northern Highway and only a short distance from the shops.  A perfect place to stop for a picnic and to give the children a chance to try out the playground equipment.  There is a skate park onsite and a BMX track nearby.  Clune Park has well-maintained toilets, BBQ's, a gazebo and shady tables.  It is also the Trailhead for the Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk and connects the Lake Needoonga Walk with the Stonehouse Walk.

John Glenn Park

Muchea South Road

-31.57868, 115.97411

John Glenn Park is located on Muchea South Road in the Muchea Townsite.
The park has well-maintained toilets, BBQ's, a gazebo and shady tables, other facilities include a playground, skate park and BMX track.  In April / May each year John Glenn Park is the venue for the Muchea Youth Festival - visit the Shire website (click Discover and Events Calendar) for more details.

 

Muchea Oval

Archibald Street

-31.58191, 115.97089

Muchea is an historic rural village, which has undergone a transition from primary horticultural production to a rural living environment of increasing attraction to those seeking a quiet rural lifestyle. The Muchea Hall and Oval boasts BBQ's and sporting facilities.  Events are held in the Hall throughout the year, visit the Shire website (click Discover and Events Calendar) for more details.

Needoonga Walk Trail

Edmonds Place

-31.38247, 116.09413

Needoonga Walk - lakeside walk trail linking Edmonds Reserve and Clune Park (BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities).
Distance:  620m trail, 1.2km / 30 minutes return. 
Gradient:  flat, no steps.
Quality:  well-formed path, clearly signposted.  No experience required.

Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area

Bindoon Moora Road

-31.16455, 116.05820

The Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area has toilet and camping facilities available, the perfect stopover if you're travelling through Chittering.

Sandown Park

Chittering Street

-31.57311, 115.97214

Sandown Park is a 13 ha venue used mainly for equestrian purposes, predominantly Polocrosse. 

Spoonbill Lake

Hart Drive

-31.42226, 116.07758

Spoonbill Lake - lakeside walk trail with picnic facilities.
Distance:  800m trail, 1.6km / 40 minutes return. 
Gradient:  flat, no steps.
Quality:  well-formed path, no signage required.
No experience needed, take some time to spot the birdlife at this creek-fed lake, wood and black duck, dabchicks and waders can usually be seen.

Stonehouse Walk Trail

Clune Road

-31.38241, 116.09233

Stonehouse Walk - lakeside walk trail linking to Needoonga Walk and Clune Park (BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities).
Distance:  1.5km trail, 3km / 60 minutes return. 
Gradient:  mainly flat, no steps (steep hill if loop return via road).
Quality:  well-formed path, no signage required.
No experience needed..

Sussex Bend

Sussex Bend

-31.52924, 116.05717

Sussex Bend public open space is located on Sussex Bend in the Maryville Downs Estate, Lower Chittering.  It boasts a BBQ, shady tables and a modern playground area. 

The Village Green

23 Chittering Valley Road

-31.57051, 116.10239

The Village Green is located at 23 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering.  It is a beautiful venue nestled amongst the hills. There are well-maintained toilets, a BBQ, shady table and a playground.  The Oval is the home of the local Cricket team. Events are held in the Hall throughout the year, visit the Shire website (click Discover and Events Calendar) for more details.

 

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