Town planning well for community
THE Town of Victoria Park has received a commendation from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA for planning healthy communities for children in the 2016 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Project.
The planning healthy communities for children category looks at how local governments are planning communities and taking into consideration the use of land, urban planning, building and land policies or preserving the natural environment for healthy communities for children.
The Town’s population is set to increase by about 23,000 people within the next 20 years.
“Little to no vacant land available for housing development and increased population density means fewer places for children to play,” Town of Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta said.
“A playground asset management strategy is being developed to address the future requirements for children living in the Town and will outline the need to engage with children in the community to ensure that future infrastructure is best suited to community needs,” he said.
“An example of this engagement is the redevelopment of Rayment Park in Lathlain.
“The community had the opportunity to provide input into the types of play equipment to be included, with further consultation determining the master concept plan that was put out to tender.”