Ernest Johnson Reserve


Hensman Street, South Perth


$6.2 million (incl. GST)


Bollig Architects


Designed by Bollig Design Goup, Ernest Johnson Reserve is a contemporary 4 Star Green Star multi-purpose facility that accommodates the needs of sports clubs, community groups, the local community, and the City. The reserve is situated in a prime South Perth location bounded by South Terrace, Sandgate Street, and Hensman Street.

We won the project following a competitive tender process.


  • Prior to the commencement of work, all retainable trees were identified and continually monitored throughout the project to ensure the reserve’s natural assets were protected.
  • A sewer diversion was required before commencing the works to Building 2, which affected the existing council offices to the southeast of the site. We worked closely with the City of South Perth to minimise disruption during the works.


  • In keeping with our commitment to quality craftsmanship, a strong emphasis was placed upon the face brickwork, especially where glazed bricks were incorporated into the building envelope. We worked closely with the architect to ensure the design was followed with signature precision to achieve the desired quality.


The redevelopment was completed over three stages. Stage One involved bulk earthworks and the installation of deep hydraulic and electrical services, the clearance of a new car park site and construction of two new buildings (including public toilets).

Stage Two comprised roadworks, while carpark works to both the Hensman Street and internal reserve areas were undertaken in parallel with building works.

Stage Three involved the construction of croquet fields, refurbishment of the bowling club, and the installation of a multi-use path and fitness equipment.

The building structure consists of concrete footings and slab, structural steel columns and roof structure. Façade elements include feature glazed brickwork, metal awning, metal sheet cladding, aluminium cladding, framed doors, and glazing.

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