Have a say on draft plan for out­door space and parks

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

TWO years af­ter Vin­cent coun­cil­lors high­lighted the need for a strat­egy on lo­cal parks, re­serves and open spa­ces, a draft plan is ready for res­i­dents to have a say.

Coun­cil­lors voted to re­ceive the draft pub­lic open space strat­egy at last Tues­day night’s meet­ing and send it out for pub­lic com­ment.

Parks, re­serves and open spa­ces were au­dited across the City for a re­port that shaped the strat­egy, along with in­put from com­mu­nity work­shops, sport­ing groups and an on­line sur­vey.

Mayor Emma Cole said it was en­cour­ag­ing to see the re­port con­firm much of what coun­cil­lors al­ready knew.

“The City needs more pub­lic open spa­ces in Vin­cent and to im­prove what we al­ready have,” she said.

Ms Cole said the City’s pop­u­la­tion was set to grow by around 37 per cent over the next 18 years, with more younger res­i­dents.

She said there had been some sig­nif­i­cant steps in the past 18 months, in­clud­ing a new park built from a sump in North Perth, dou­bling the size of Hyde Street Re­serve and a na­ture play area at Give Way Park on Scar­bor­ough Beach Road.

“Some of the out­comes in the strat­egy are short term wins and oth­ers will be longer in the mak­ing,” Ms Cole said.

The draft pub­lic open space strat­egy is open for feed­back un­til Novem­ber 28.

The strat­egy can be seen at imag­ine.vin­cent.wa. gov.au.

A fi­nal ver­sion of the plan will be pre­sented at the coun­cil meet­ing in De­cem­ber.

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