Community input to identify foreshore priorities

Media Release 26 July 2013
South Perth Foreshore
Over 800 comments and suggestions received during the initial idea gathering stage of the South Perth Foreshore 2013 and Beyond project have been presented as opportunities in the draft strategy, which is out for community feedback until 12 August 2013.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty emphasised the importance of people participating in this consultation and completing the survey.

“The results of the survey will provide invaluable information on what people consider is most important for the future of the South Perth Foreshore.” 

“With over 400 survey responses so far, the City is eager to receive more in the next few weeks before the feedback period closes.” 

“The survey results will determine the direction of the South Perth Foreshore project and will assist the City in prioritising any future foreshore works.”

“The South Perth Foreshore is a regional reserve and is a vital part of greater Perth. We want to make sure we know what people want for the foreshore, so we can create an area that best utilises this valuable asset.” 

“The survey is open to everyone, with more people completing the survey, the City will have a clearer picture of what to deliver.” said Mayor Doherty. 

Residents, parks users and businesses are encouraged to review the opportunities in the draft document and assist the City in prioritising any future foreshore projects and activities by completing the survey.

Opportunities in the draft South Perth Foreshore 2013 and Beyond strategy include amongst other things, the improvement of paths for cyclists and pedestrians, the development of an integrated public transport network, the installation of public art and outdoor events such as cinema.

The feedback received during this period will be incorporated into the final South Perth Foreshore 2013 and Beyond Strategy to be presented to Council later this year. 

Once the document is adopted, the City will prepare an Implementation Plan based on the priorities identified during the feedback period and outlined in the final document. The City plans to engage in further consultation for the specific projects identified in the Implementation Plan.

The final strategy will guide the improvement of public infrastructure, recreation and tourism experiences in the foreshore area stretching from the Narrows Bridge in the west and Ellam Street in the east, including areas associated with the Mends Street Precinct.

The City hopes to receive many more survey responses before the feedback period closes on Monday 12 August 2013. 

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