Uncertainty over park site
LOT UNUSED SINCE CLOSURE IN 90S
THE former Rosella Bird Park site on Pinjarra Road at Greenfields appears unlikely to become a residential development.
Future development of the site is very limited due to it being listed as a Conservation Category Wetland and the City of Mandurah planning committee recommending that an amendment to rezone the lot from tourist and rural to rural residential not go ahead.
The park, a leafy tourist attraction with aviaries, a railway track, native animals, cafe, children’s entertainment and a popular site for wedding photographs, closed in the 1990s.
The site is bounded by Pinjarra Road, the Serpentine River, existing rural residential lots and urban development.
In 2015, the City of Mandurah adopted an amendment to rezone The remains of the entry to the former Rosella Bird Park. the site from tourist to rural and rural residential to provide a more appropriate zoning given extensive environmental constraints.
But the Environmental Protection Authority found the amendment environmentally unacceptable due to the site being listed as a Conservation Category Wetland and said rural residential development would have a significant impact on the environment.
The former park site has not been used since closure and some infrastructure still remains including concrete pads, steel bridge frames and railway tracks.
Growing Towards Wellness participants in action at Erskine’s Aqueous foreshore.