Koolbardi Park

Koolbardi Park

Koolbardi meaning Australian Magpie in Whadjuk Noongar peoples language.

Large area with playground, sporting courts, barbecue and picnic facilities and dog exercise areas.

Koolbardi Courts

To better meet the needs of local residents and the Carlisle community, the Town has investigated a number of measures to reduce the basketball noise at Koolbardi Park.

Our aim has been to reduce the noise impacts on surrounding residents, while providing the highest level of amenity at Koolbardi Park.

Since 2020, the Town has:

  • Conducted noise testing, which found the basketball noise to exceed Environmental Noise Regulations
  • Tightened the backboards to reduce vibration
  • Trialled noise-attenuating backboards, which did not lower basketball noise levels enough
  • Trialled different opening and closing times at the courts to limit noise to daylight hours
  • Trialled timed lighting to discourage after-hours court use
  • Trialled removing half of the basketball hoops to reduce overall noise
  • Conducted further noise testing

Unfortunately, these measures have proved unsuccessful in bringing noise levels below the acceptable standards in the Environmental Noise Regulations.

Latest update:

At the 18 October, 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting, Elected Members voted to remove the remaining basketball infrastructure from the Koolbardi Park basketball park area due to the existing infrastructure being unable to be modified and brought within acceptable noise levels set by the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

Acknowledging that this would come as a disappointment to many in the community, Councillors further voted for the Town to investigate alternate locations for a similar multi-court facility, with consideration to offering basketball, netball hoops and any other court-based sports that can be accommodated, with a report, detailing locations and costings, to be presented back to Council by April 2023.

Council also voted for the Town to investigate the feasibility of using the existing courts at Koolbardi Park for other sports such as volleyball or netball, in addition to tennis. A report is expected back to Council by December 2022 on this.


Other basketball courts within the Town

We understand the removal of basketball infrastructure from Koolbardi Park will come as a disappointment to many members of our community, but thankfully the Town is well-stocked with public basketball courts, especially in Carlisle where there are five public courts within a kilometre of Koolbardi Park:

  • John Bissett Reserve (approx. 1 min drive from Koolbardi Park)
  • Rayment Park (approx. 2 min drive from Koolbardi Park)
  • Fletcher Park (approx. 2 min drive from Koolbardi Park)
  • John McMillan Park (approx. 3 min drive from Koolbardi Park)
  • Lathlain Precinct Public Open Space, McCartney Crescent (approx. 1 min drive from Koolbardi Park)
  • McCallum Park, East Victoria Park (approx. 8 min drive from Koolbardi Park) 



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