Parks Projects 2017-18

Cockburn is home to a number of parks, conservation reserves and wetlands that provide habitat for flora and fauna and recreation opportunities for kids, families and pets. Many of the City’s parks have walking and cycle trails, BBQs, playgrounds and public amenities.

This page aims to keep you up-to-date with maintenance and project information by suburb for parks in the City of Cockburn.

Parks updates by suburb

Atwell

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount

Harmony Park

  • Lighting to boardwalk and surrounding paths
  • Shelter with concrete paths
March - May 2017/18

$80,000

Atwell Park

Irrigation fertigation unit

August - September 2018/19

$20,000

Pipeline Park

Bridges over pipeline

April - June 2017/18

$70,000

Aubin Grove

Boardwalk replacement – Radiata Park, Aubin Grove

Status: Works completed November 2017

The City has completed the timber boardwalk replacement works at Radiata Park, Aubin Grove.

The timber boardwalk has being replaced with a product called rightwood which is 50 per cent recycled wood and 50 per cent recycled plastic. Rightwood has longer asset life than timber, doesn’t require oiling or staining, is UV resistant for colour and is more durable for graffiti.

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Radiata Park
  1. Skate park
  2. Seating
  3. Toilet facility
July - December 2019/20 $610,000
Princeton Park
  1. Playground shade sail
  2. Playground equipment for young children
  3. Park sign
  4. BBQ
  5. Shelter with seating and connecting paths
March - June 2018/19 $105,000
Bolagna Park Playground shade sails October - December 2018/19 $25,000
Colorado Park
  1. Playground shade sail
  2. BBQ
October - December 2018/19 $45,000
Observatory Park Playground shade sails October - December 2018/19 $25,000
Tangle Park Exercise equipment October - December 2018/19 $35,000

 

Banjup

Watch this space.

Beeliar

Beeliar Drive Landscaping

The City has advised that landscape works start on the Beeliar Drive median island between Spearwood Avenue and Watson Road, Beeliar on Monday 16 October.
This work will take about six weeks and include mulching, irrigation, native tree planting, grasstrees and shrub plantings at the roundabout.

Bibra Lake

Bibra Lake Plant Control

If you see some machines in Bibra Lake this week, it’s because the City of Cockburn is spreading herbicide to stop the spread of a weed called Typha.
It is a common native species but when conditions are right it spreads rapidly throughout wetland areas, reducing open water areas and mudflats which themselves are important habitat areas for many species.
The City undertakes regular Typha control at Bibra Lake to contain its spread and maintain a diversity of habitats for a range of species.  
Control will be undertaken by spraying from a vehicle which looks a bit like a tank and has the capability of tracking across water. The Typha will be sprayed with a herbicide approved for use in wetlands.

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Bibra Lake: Skate Park and Recreation Precinct

We asked:

We've been working with the community and have create a concept plan for a recreation precinct on the eastern side of Bibra Lake. The plan includes a skate park, parking, playground, half basketball court, toilets and landscaping.

Late in 2016, we sought your ideas about where to locate these facilities, and what features to include. We spoke to people at the residents meeting, the playground opening, skate clinic and at the existing skate park. Our consultants Ecoscape produced a concept plan and we again asked for your feedback. A meeting was also held with the Bibra Lake Residents Association in the Council chambers.

Background:

On Thursday 13 April, Council at its Ordinary Meeting considered the feedback and decided to:

  • Proceed with the development of the skate park and recreation precinct but not the dog park.
  • Conduct further consultation about the dog park location before any decision is made to proceed with a dog park.
  • Approve a budget allocation of $2.075 million for design and construction of the precinct in 2017/18.

Schedule:

  • Works have been approved to begin January 2018
  • Works due to be completed June 2018
Concept plan to come.

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy is the City’s latest suburb renewal project and covers the suburbs of South Lake, Bibra Lake (east) and parts of North Lake. The Strategy will guide infill development into the future and improve amenity throughout the area. Access Information about The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy, including objectives, key issues, planning context, implementation timelines and prgress. 
 
Cockburn Central

Lot 7 Cockburn Central

The City will be developing a landscape that will provide activation to this space and recreational elements all within a green environment. As this landscape will be of a temporary nature, due to future commercial development of the site, the treatments will be configured to facilitate relocation to an alternative site within the broader precinct. The project has been schedule for the design and deliver in the second half of the financial year (January – June).

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Lakeridge Reserve
  1. Playground shade sails
  2. BBQ
  3. Gazebo and seating
  4. Earthworks
  5. Park signs
  6. Landscape (trees)
August - December 2018/19 $161,000
Coogee

New carpark at the Coogee Beach Surf Club

A new carpark will be constructed on Lot 7261 Coogee, owned by Public Transport Authority WA, following agreement with the Transport Authority, approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission and receipt of a permit to clear the native vegetation from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

On completion, the carpark will have 120 car bays for utilisation by the community and assist with the growing demands of the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. Minor modifications to the path network will also be undertaken to enable access through to the surf club and onto the beach. Works will commence from the end of January and carry through to March.  

Proposed new beach access at Coogee 

To improve beach access and safety, the City is proposing to build steps down to the beach at Coogee from Port Coogee.

These will be at the northern end of Coogee Beach (the southern end of the breakwater), allowing direct and safe access on to the beach. 
They will be built into the breakwater with handrails installed. Construction is expected to start February 2018.
See Comment on Cockburn for more information.


Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Coogee Beach Reserve Playground shade sail October - December 2018/19 $50,000
Poole Reserve
  1. BBQ
  2. Exercise equipment
  3. Gazebo, seating and connecting paths
  4. Earthworks
  5. Park signs
  6. Landscape (trees)
  7. Irrigation
  8. Goal posts
March - June 2018/19 $198,000
Powell Reserve
  1. BBQ
  2. Exercise equipment
  3. Gazebo and seating
  4. Park sign
August - November 2019/20 $100,000
Len McTaggart Park Playground shade sail October - November 2018/20 $30,000
Coolbellup

Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy

Find out about the Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy to revive the suburb, including key issues, timeframe, infill development and who to contact.

Jarvis Park upgrades

Construction on the new Jarvis Park playground has been completed.

As part of the ongoing Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy, the City has allocated funds to upgrade amenities at Jarvis Park.

The redevelopment included:

  • A playground upgrade including new junior, nature play and senior play areas
  • Both basketball courts to be resurfaced and the larger court to be extended
  • A new shelter with barbecue, picnic tables, seating and drinking fountains
  • Resurfacing the existing footpath and a new footpath to the smaller play area
  • New revegetation areas
  • A new irrigation system
Thank you to residents who have provided input over the past 12 months.

Based on resident feedback from a survey in November/December 2016, the City prepared a concept plan, which was released for comment in March/April 2017.

See Comment on Cockburn for more information and related documents.

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Perdita Park
 
  1. Playground shade sail
  2. Landscape (trees)
  3. Irrigation to garden beds
August - October 2018/19 $40,000
Rinaldo Prak
  1. Exercise equipment
  2. Gazebo, seating and connection path
March - May 2018/19 $67,000
Tempest Park
  1. Gazebo, seating and connection path
  2. Landscape (trees)
April - November 2019/20 $60,000
Hamilton Hill

Manning Park Master Plan August 2017

We released a draft Manning Park Master Plan for your comment with proposals to:

  • Provide eight places to exercise, a pump track, upgraded Pétanque court and better basketball courts
  • Create a lakeside walk of remembrance as a place of contemplation for people who have received bravery awards
  • Formalise the northern quarry as a destination for mountain biking, with access off Southend Road
  • Create a lakeside themed playground, and upgrade the playground on the eastern boundary of the park
  • Redefine Azelia Ley Road as a heritage spine or shared space for pedestrians, bicycles and cars with improved parking.

Consultation has now concluded. Visit Comment on Cockburn for more information.

Hamilton Hill Revitalisation Strategy - minor landscape upgrades

As part of the City of Cockburn’s Hamilton Hill Revitalisation Strategy, the following parks will have minor landscape upgrades including additional planting, seating, pathways and shelters. Works are schedules to commence in late October 2017.
  • Sawle Park

  • Hanlon Reserve

  • Jakob Park

  • Fortini Park

  • Redmond Reserve

  • Dodd Park

Visit Comment on Cockburn for more information.

The Phoenix Central revitalisation Strategy

The Phoenix Central Revitalisation Strategy provides a 10 year strategic framework for improvements to the Phoenix Town Centre, which includes the surrounding suburbs of Spearwood and Hamilton Hill.

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Watterton Park
  1. Solar lighting to path
  2. Playground shade sail
September - November 2018/19 $40,000
Hammond Park

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Botany Park Playground equipment March - May 2017/18 $29,000
Henderson

Watch this space.

Jandakot

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Fairway Park
  1. Playground
  2. Playground shade sail
  3. Landscape (trees)
  4. Irrigation
November - January 2018/19 $138,000
Yarra Vista Park
  1. Exercise equipment
  2. BBQ
  3. Shelter, seating and connecting paths
February - March 2018/19 $100,000
Turnbury Park
  1. Landscape (trees)
  2. Irrigation to trees
April - May 2018/19 $20,000
Leeming

Watch this space.

Munster

Public open space cash-in-lieu projects

All of the below public open space cash-in-lieu projects, have been submitted to the minister for consideration. They are all supported by the City.

The following table presents information about proposed projects including the name of the reserve, description of works, anticipated timeframe and amount allocated.

Reserve Description of works Anticipated timeframe Amount
Albion Reserve
  1. Football goals
  2. Half-court basketball pad
  3. Exercise equipment
  4. BBQ
  5. Footpaths
  6. Landscape (trees)
  7. Irrigation
August - November 2019/20 $150,000
Hagan Park
  1. Exercise equipment
  2. BBQ
  3. Picnic shelter and seating
  4. Footpath
  5. Landscape (trees)
March - June 2018/19 $150,000
Mervyn Bond Park
  1. Picnic shelter and seating
  2. Landscape (trees)
  3. Irrigation
September - November 2018/19 $100,000
Mihaljevich Park
  1. Landscape (trees)
  2. Irrigation
April - May 2017/18 $20,000
North Coogee

Watch this space.

North Lake

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy is the City’s latest suburb renewal project and covers the suburbs of South Lake, Bibra Lake (east) and parts of North Lake. The Strategy will guide infill development into the future and improve amenity throughout the area. Access Information about The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy, including objectives, key issues, planning context, implementation timelines and prgress. 

South Lake

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy

The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy is the City’s latest suburb renewal project and covers the suburbs of South Lake, Bibra Lake (east) and parts of North Lake. The Strategy will guide infill development into the future and improve amenity throughout the area. Access Information about The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy, including objectives, key issues, planning context, implementation timelines and prgress. 
Spearwood

MacFaull Park, Spearwood.

The third phase of upgrades to MacFaull Park initiated by the Phoenix Revitalisation Plan will shortly commence with the relocation and upgrading of the playground in the park. $300,000 has been provided for these works which are currently at the design stage. Construction is anticipated to commence in December and to be completed by the end of March 2018.

Spearwood Avenue removal and replacement of fencing (Rockingham Road to Hamilton Road)

The parks team is progressing with the removal of the old asbestos fences along Spearwood Avenue and replacing with new colourbond fencing. Engagement with property owners continues with agreements now being executed to enable the City to undertake these works. It is anticipated works will commence in February 2018.

Mural Wall Spearwood Avenue/Rockingham Road

At the June Special Council Meeting, $40,000 was provided for the construction of a mural wall to reflect the horticultural and historical heritage of the local area. A working group has been formed which will scope the key elements to enable the engagement of an artist to progress the development.

Dalmatia Park improvements - (Provisional park name only)

The City has allocated funds in the 2017/18 budget for improvements to the drainage basin in Dalmatia Park, Spearwood. The funding is a result of a group of residents who asked the City to improve the site.

Following remodelling of the water volumes across the entire park area, works were completed to the drainage infrastructure in July 2017. The works allowed removal of the fencing while still retaining the basin’s principal function of receiving storm water events. The area gets too wet to mow, so it is necessary to plant only trees and shrub and not grass.

Consultation to determine the best use of the $48,000 to improve the amenity of the site has now concluded. Once the feedback is collated and assessed, an on-site meeting will be arranged at Dalmatia Park in November, with concept designs available for viewing and comment.

Visit Comment on Cockburn for more information.

The Phoenix Central Revitalisation Strategy

The Phoenix Central Revitalisation Strategy provides a 10 year strategic framework for improvements to the Phoenix Town Centre, which includes the surrounding suburbs of Spearwood and Hamilton Hill.

Success

Boardwalk replacements – Beaumont Park, Success

The City has scheduled the replacement of timber boardwalks at Beaumont Park in Success.

The timber boardwalks are being replaced with a product called rightwood which is 50 per cent recycled wood and 50 per cent recycled plastic. Rightwood has longer asset life than timber, doesn’t require oiling or staining, is UV resistant for colour and is more durable for graffiti.

Treeby

Watch this space.

Wattleup

Watch this space.

Yangebup

Yangebup Revitalisation Stragegy

Find out about the Yangebup Revitalisation Strategy including objectives, key issues, planning context, implementation timelines and progress.

Fenced dog exercise area

The City has received funds to construct a fenced large and small dog exercise area at Milgun Reserve in Yangebup. Works are estimated to commence in February 2018 and be completed by April 2018.

The exercise area is proposed to contain the following:

  • Pool fencing surrounding 1.4m high small dog area and 1.8m high for the large dog area.

  • Double gate entry with concrete pad

  • Concrete edging for the pool fencing to be mounted to

  • Drink fountain with dog bowl

  • Dog agility equipment

  • Natural elements for dog exercise (eg tree logs, rocks)

  • Park Seating

  • Dog poo bag stations

The location of the dog exercise area is proposed to be on the south west side of Milgun Reserve closest to Rhus Court. 

More information and contact

For more information please email the City or call 08 9411 3444.

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