Community Guide

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This is your online guide for local groups, parks, amenities, council information, transport plus more!

 

 

Local Groups and Organisations

Be part of a range of local community groups at Alkimos and surround suburbs.

Alkimos Surf Life Saving Club
Alkimos Surf Life Saving Clubrooms, Alkimos Beach 
Beach sports and skills training.
Garry Bunford, President
[email protected]

Alkimos Scouts
Fun youth development activities for young people
Gemma, Leader
[email protected]

Brighton Seahawks Junior Football Club 
Junior Football for girls and boys
Leatherback Oval, Alkimos Beach
Steve Kinnersley, President 
[email protected]

Alkimos Pirates Lacrosse
Leatherback Oval, Alkimos Beach
Simon Danby, President
Phone: 0401 521 414 
www.pirateslacrosse.com.au
 
Alkimos Beach Progress Association
A local group interested in progressing all things Alkimos
Tony Elliot, President 
[email protected]

Boomerang Bags
Learn to sew and help make reusable shopping bags, made from re-purposed fabric for the community
Sprout Community Hub, Alkimos Vista
Paula Hay, Leader
[email protected]

Coder Do-jo
Anyone aged seven to 17 can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
Alkimos Pop Up Library, Gateway Shopping Precinct, Alkimos Beach
[email protected]

For more local groups, explore the City of Wanneroo's community directory.
If you are keen to have your groups details listed here, please contact our Community Partnership Manager at Lendlease at [email protected]
 

Alkimos Pop Up Library

Located at the Gateway Shopping Centre, the Alkimos Pop Up Library has over 1,000 books and other items are available for loan from the shelves, as well as, free Wi-Fi and community notices. 
Members are able to check out and return their selections as well as pick up reservations using the self-check terminals and tablets.

In addition to the regular morning library sessions, there are free weekly programs including:

  • It’s All About Play and It’s All About Stories
  • Lego Club
  • First Aid workshops
  • School Holiday activities
  • Tech Help and more.

The Alkimos Pop Up Library is also available as a free community space.
Contact Sharon from the City of Wanneroo on [email protected] or 9405 5948 for more information. 

Community Events
To keep up to date on upcoming events, programs and workshops happening in your area, visit 

Community Development Plan
The Community Development Plan sets out the framework for the community development program at Alkimos Beach. It has examined the local community and planning context to highlight opportunities for social infrastructure and community building. The implementation plan identifies specific actions, the timeframes and required resources to create a friendly, resilient community during the development period.


Healthy and Active Living

Parks

Alkimos Vista Parks
Picasso Park (to open March 2019): Located in our sister City, Alkimos Vista. Features a double story play structure, multi-use sports court, playground, Sprout Community Hub and coffee. Located on the corner of Marmion Ave and Picasso Road.

Alkimos Beach Parks 
Bristlebird Park: A great park over three levels with views out to ocean and Eglinton Rocks. Play equipment targets 6 plus. Facilities include tables and benches. Located on Providence Drive.

Graceful Park:
A beautiful park planted with natives to manage storm water runoff. Public art embedded in the shade structures and on the ground, tells the story of the fish (munga) traps used by the local Aboriginal people. Facilities include tables, benches, play equipment and shade structure.

Sunset Peak:
An incredible lookout with a view out to the ocean. In summer, it plays host to yoga classes and bootcamps. Facilities: Seating and shade structures. 

Leatherback Oval:
The local sports oval configured as a football oval in winter and a cricket field in summer. Other sports clubs and fitness groups use the facilities including lights (100 Lux), 2 changerooms, 6 toilets and one canteen. Leatherback Oval also features a Bike Safety Course for children aged 4+ to practise their riding skills. 

Fitness Park:
Featuring the ‘Alkimos Ascent’ fitness staircase, plus outdoor fitness equipment, yoga relaxation zone and play areas. Hosts Boot camp classes. Located on the corner Leatherback Oval Blv & Pectoral Prom.

More local parks, can be found here.

Future facilities to keep an eye out for include:
  • Sports Amenities Building at Leatherback Oval;
  • Youth Precinct;
  • New Park close to the beach entrance.
Beach
Alkimos Beach is accessible from both a Southern and Northern Access path, with parking facilities at each. The north access features an Alkimos Surf Club facility, benches and BBQ’s.

In 2017, the Alkimos Surf Life Saving Club became WA’s 31st Surf Life Saving Club. The Club currently offers various member opportunities including a Sunday morning Nipper program during the summer months. Visit Surf Life Saving WA’s My Beach page for more info.

Access to water
Drinking fountains can be found throughout Alkimos Beach. Fill up your bottle for free at:
  • Bristlebird Park
  • Leatherback Oval & Fitness Park
  • Graceful Park

Access to Fresh Food
Alkimos Fresh IGA at the Gateway Shopping Precinct provides fresh food and vegetables for the local community. A range of restaurants and cafes are available at the Gateway Shopping Precinct including the Thai Natta Restaurant, Becha Malaysian Cusine, Finch Coffee Co café, the Lighthouse café and Alkimos Pizza.

The closest food growing garden is the Brighton Community Garden, located in Amershan Crescant, Butler. They run a range of gardening courses and provide support and space for those looking to grow their own vegetables.
 
Waste Management

The City of Wanneroo provide waste management services for Alkimos Beach. Their website provides details on recycling, green waste, bin collection days and bulk waste pickups. 
Typical days for rubbish collection in Alkimos Beach is Wednesdays.

To keep up to date on rubbish pick up, along with verge collections and other enquiries visit the City of Wanneroo’s Waste & recycling web page.

Transport
Transperth provides up-to-date information on Information on bus and train timetables.

Bus
Alkimos Beach is primarily serviced by buses that run along Marmion Avenue. 
You can catch the 490 bus that runs between Two Rocks and Butler Train Station and the 491 that runs between Yanchep and Butler Train Station. 
The bus timetable can be found on Transperth website.

Train
The closest train station is Butler Train Station which is approximately 3km from Alkimos Beach. 

The easiest way to find your way around using public transport is to use Transperth’s handy Journey Planner. 

For the latest information on the train line extension project from Butler through to Yanchep, which includes the new Alkimos Train Station, visit METORNET’s website

Cycling and walking
Cycle and walking paths for Alkimos Beach can be found here.

The City of Wanneroo also has a number of Active Transport travel maps available for free.

A Bike Safety Course can also be found at Leatherback Oval which provides children aged over 4 years old with hands on opportunities to learn pedestrian and bike travel safety skills.

Interpretive Signage Trail
Stage one of the Interpretive Signage Trail project has been installed in Alkimos Beach. The three trails – the Family Loop, Park to Ocean and the Beach Loop connect a series of interpretive signs and existing pathways, giving residents an opportunity to explore the Alkimos Beach neighbourhood on bike or foot while learning all about their community. 

The Interpretive Trail Map is available for your pick up from the Alkimos Beach Sales & Information Centre or you can download a copy here.

There are more signs and trail paths to come in future years as Alkimos Beach keeps growing and this will be extended to Alkimos Vista as well. 

If you are interested in starting a local walking group in Alkimos Beach, please contact Luke Middleton, Community Partnership Manager at Lendlease.

Registering Your Pet
The City of Wanneroo has specific laws in place regarding household pets.  

For information on registration requirements, renewals, costs and application forms, please visit the City’s register your pet web page.

Owners whose pets have wandered from home should ring the City of Wanneroo Animal Care Centre on 9405 5000 during office hours, or 1300 138 393 after hours to see if their pet has been impounded. 

Bush Fire & Emergency Information
All burning off on any land is prohibited between 1 December and 31 March and fire permits for burning are required all year round.

For Emergencies, you can contact 

  • DFES Information Line: 1300 657 209
  • SES Assistance: 132 500
  • Emergency Information: 1300 657 209
  • The City’s Rangers and Patrol Officers can be contacted 24/7 on 1300 138 393 who can provide assistance where possible
  • Triple zero (000) for fire or life threatening emergencies
For community health safety, visit http://www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/communityhealthsafety

Community Resilience Plan
The Community Resilience Plan address disaster preparation, communication (during and after), safety and response. The plan has examined key risks for Alkimos Beach, and provided an overview of the local community. It has identified vulnerable groups in the community and listed guidelines for emergency preparedness.

Read the Alkimos Beach Community Resilience Plan