Hamilton Hill Revitalisation Strategy

About the Hamilton Hill revitalisation strategy

The Hamilton Hill Revitalisation Strategy was adopted by Council in 2012 after extensive community engagement.  Key aims included:
  • Guiding changes to residential codings (rezonings) to provide opportunities for different housing to meet current and future needs and help meet State Government infill targets.
  • Identifying infrastructure and public realm improvements to support growth, including streetscape improvements, traffic improvements and park upgrades.
Residential codings were changed in 2014 and the City has continued to undertake public realm improvements throughout the area in accordance with the Strategy (see ‘Completed Projects’ below).

What happens now?

The City’s draft Local Planning Strategy proposes the preparation of ‘Local Area Plans’ to identify actions to enhance the City’s established suburbs.
For the existing revitalisation strategy areas like Hamilton Hill, this will involve reviewing the recommendations and updating the Strategy into a ‘Local Area Plan’.
The scope of ‘Local Area Plans’ is yet to be determined, but they are likely to look at:
  • Enhancing a green, leafy streetscape character
  • Supporting more sustainable and active transport options
  • Improving safety and security
  • Supporting Activity Centres to become hubs for the community
At this stage the City is awaiting the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) approval of the Local Planning Strategy.  Once this has occurred, the City will prepare a scope and prioritisation plan for ‘Local Area Plans’. 

This will clearly identify the scope and process for community engagement, and will also prioritise their preparation and implementation, recognising there are suburbs that have not been subject to a revitalisation strategy.

When this process commences, we will let you know how you can be involved.  In the meantime, the City will continue to progress the actions of the Revitalisation Strategy.

For details relating to the ongoing status of our Local Planning Strategy please visit Comment on Cockburn: Planning the Best City - What do you think of our strategy?

Completed projects
Project Name Description Cost
Tree Planting Forrest Road $100,000
Tree Planting Healy Road $10,000
Davilak Oval facilities Upgrades including extension of cricket nets; irrigation and lighting upgrades $425,000
Bakers Square Netball Courts Clubroom upgrades and additional toilets $120,000
New shelter, lighting and garden bed, exercise equipment pending $50,000
Wally Hagen Basketball Stadium Power and flooring upgrades $95,000
Goodchild Reserve Clubroom refurbishment and additional storage $25,000
Enright Reserve All planned upgrades now complete - includes minor clubroom upgrades, new exercise equipment and upgrades to the playground $100,000
Dixon Reserve Bollards to stop anti-social behaviour
Nature Playground
Ralston Reserve Traffic Management $100,000
Underground Power Hamilton Hill East completed in 2014 - The State Government and City of Cockburn both contributed to more than 70% of the total cost with property owners contributing the remainder  
Manning Park Stairs $300,000
Sims Road Street improvement project:
Street tree plantings, garden beds, new street furniture, artwork & entrance courtyard (near IGA)
Memorial Hall Upgrades since 2008 $3,995,000
Streetscape Improvment Clontarf Road - Landscaping refurbishment
Forrest Road - Remulching, median tree planting
Redmond Road - Street tree planting
Frederick Road - Street tree planing
Hanlon Reserve Landscape Upgrades $120,000
Dodd Street Park Landscape Upgrades $25,000
Jakob Reserve Landscape Upgrades $40,000
Fortini Park Landscape Upgrades $40,000
Sawle Park Landscape Upgrades $25,250

More information and contact

For more information on the Hamilton Hill revitalisation strategy please contact the Strategic Planning on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].



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