Olives Reserve upgrades set to commence

News Update 21 May 2019
Parks and Reserve works

Implementation of hydro-zoning principles and upgrades to improve the connectivity and usage of Olives Reserve in Como are set to commence in early June 2019.

The works will include:

  • irrigation system upgrades to the north and south of the reserve
  • footpath installation in the south of the reserve
  • replacement of turf with garden beds planted with water-wise native species
  • installation of dog agility equipment – including turf mound
  • installation of seating and drink fountain
  • tree planting

The works are expected to take 12 weeks to complete and be confined to 7am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. No works will occur outside these hours without prior approval by the City. 

The northern section of the reserve will remain open to park users however isolated closures will be in place periodically to allow for landscaping, reticulation and other works to be completed. The southern section will be temporarily fenced off for the duration of the works and closed to the public. 

Alternative dog exercise areas in the area include:

  • Comer Reserve, Como
  • Ernest Johnson Oval, South Perth
  • Coolidge Reserve, Como

In 2017 the City sought feedback from the community on the proposed concepts and upgrades. Following this consultation the City’s concept designs were refined and budget of $650,000 was approved by Council for this financial year. 

What weed control measures will be implemented?

For best results and long term maintenance the City’s contractor will be eradicating existing grass and weeds via a combination of herbicide treatment and scraping. The herbicide treatment will be applied in accordance with the manufacture's methodology and is approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The contractor is registered in the application of herbicides. The herbicide treatment will only be undertaken under the right conditions and signage will be erected to advertise the treatment is in progress.

What will the City do to minimise noise and dust during construction works?

Construction equipment and vehicle movements may create noise for adjacent residents. All precautions will be made to minimise noise resulting from the works. Noise suppressors will be fitted to equipment to minimise noise output. Dust control measures will be implemented to suppress dust generation on site and this will be monitored by the City.

Will traffic management will be in place? 

There will be an increase in trucks and vehicles accessing the reserve. For the safety of road users and personnel, traffic management advanced warning signage will be displayed. Please follow all signage and take care when driving in the area.

Who can I contact if I have enquiries about the project?

Please contact the City’s Infrastructure Projects Officer on 9474 0777 and by email at enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.