Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean

Build­ing a new ap­proach

- Ecology · Curtin University of Technology · Australia · Bayswater

THE City of Bayswa­ter is scout­ing lo­cal ex­perts in built form and nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment to help de­velop an en­vi­ron­ment and live­abil­ity frame­work.

The frame­work will guide the City’s ac­tions over the next 25 years.

Curtin Univer­sity is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the City to in­ves­ti­gate new ap­proaches.

Mayor Dan Bull said lo­cal pro­fes­sion­als pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity to shape the fu­ture of built form and nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

“There is a real need for us to merge our think­ing in these ar­eas and look for in­no­va­tive ways to ap­proach projects,” he said.

“We al­ready have some runs on the board with the award- win­ning Rus­sell Street Park project, which saw an in­ac­ces­si­ble drainage site, lo­cated in the heart of the Mor­ley city cen­tre, trans­formed into a recre­ational space for the whole com­mu­nity.

“We are invit­ing lo­cal ex­perts to assist in its de­vel­op­ment by nom­i­nat­ing them­selves as ‘ex­pert writ­ers’ and select­ing one or more of the themes to write about.

“The 12 themes cover ev­ery­thing from cli­mate change adap­ta­tion to sus­tain­able build­ing de­sign, and ground­wa­ter.”

Cr Bull en­cour­aged pro­fes­sion­als to ac­tively con­trib­ute to mak­ing the com­mu­nity more sus­tain­able.

“I am hope­ful this project will cul­mi­nate in the de­vel­op­ment of a frame­work that is owned by the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est are open un­til Jan­uary 10.

For in­for­ma­tion, visit en­gage.bayswa­ter.wa.gov. au.

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