Residents Have their Say about Foreshore Future

Media Release 6 September 2013
South Perth Foreshore
Almost 1000 surveys and comments were received from the public, including residents and visitors, during the recent community feedback period, My Foreshore Our Future, for the South Perth Foreshore.

Residents, parks users and businesses were asked to review opportunities for the South Perth Foreshore and assist the City in prioritising future foreshore projects and activities.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty in thanking everyone for taking the time to complete the comprehensive survey said:

“The survey was open to everyone, including residents and non-residents of the City of South Perth. The responses from the many people who use and love the South Perth foreshore was fantastic and this included over 700 residents from the City of South Perth.”

“The results of the survey will provide valuable information on what people believe are the most important for the future of the South Perth Foreshore.  Information gathering is a long process and it  will assist the City in prioritising any future foreshore works and activities over the coming decades."

The results are currently being collated and considered. The feedback received during this period will be publicised, and 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.

More information on the project, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available on the City’s website. The survey results will be made available in the near future when they are collated.

Mayor Doherty also reiterated her public statement made at the August council meeting,

“A public debate has erroneously generated some fear that the City of South Perth might consider selling some or all of its landholdings along South Perth Foreshore, or leasing for a period of 99 years.  The City has publicly stated that it has no intention of selling land along the foreshore and that statement stands.  We do not intend to sell land along the foreshore, nor will we enter into 99 year lease agreements for any part of it.”

“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 South Perth Foreshore is a regional reserve that is a vital part of greater Perth. What is apparent from this recent feedback is that we all – wherever we live - consider South Perth Foreshore to be a very special public place.  South Perth Foreshore is a tremendous asset to the City, and now we will plan for the future with a clear picture of what people want for the foreshore, so we can create an area that best utilises this valuable asset for generations to come,” Mayor Doherty added. 

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